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MINUTES 

OF THE 

TWENTY-EMTH ANNUAL SESSION 



NEW HOPE 

Missionary Baptist Association 




HELD WITH THE 



Church at Lambert's Chapel 

(Eight miles west of Siler City, N. C.) 

October 3, 4, 5, and 6, 1899 



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OFFICERS 

Moderator, Rev. M. W. BROWN, Opex, N. C. 
Secretary, Rev. L. H. HOCKNEY, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. DUNSTON, Morrisville, N. C. 

Rev. G. W. MOORE, Raleigh, N. C. 

MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Rev. M. W. Brown, President, Apex, N. C. 

Rev. L. H. Hockney, Secretary, Chapel Hill, X. C. 
J. H. Dunston, Morrisville Rev. E. H. Cole, Chapel Hill 
C. D. Hockney, Chapel Hill Rev. G. W. Moore, Raleigh 
Rev. G. B. Perry, Durham 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Twenty-Eighth * Annual * Session 

OF THE 

New Hope 
Missionary Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE 

CHURCH AT LAMBERT'S CHAPEL, 

(Eight miles west of Siler City, N. C.) 

October 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, 1899. 

OFFICERS. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, Moderator, - - - Apex, N. C. 

" J. H. Dunston, Vice-Moderator, - - Morrisville, " 

" L. H. Hackney, Secretary, - - Chapel Hill, " 

" George W. Moore, Treasurer, - - Raleigh, " 

MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, President, ... Apex, N. C. 

" L. H. Hackney, Secretary, - - Chapel Hill, 

" J. H. Dunston, ... Morrisville, 

" CD. Hackney, - Chapel Hill, 

" E. H. Cole, .... Chapel Hill, 

" G. B. Perry, .... Durham, 

" George W. Moore, ... Raleigh, 



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PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 



Twenty-eighth Annual Session of the New Hope 
Missionary Baptist Association. 



TUESDAY — First Day — Afternoon Session. 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association was called 
to order by Eev. J. H. Caldwell, at the hour of 1:00 p. m. 
The majority of the delegation, living east of Haw River, did 
not arrive before 1:00 o'clock, consequently the session was 
not opened before that hour. 

Eev. M. G. Crumlar, who was appointed to preach the 
introductory sermon, entered upon his duty, assisted by Eev. 
E. D. Kirby. Sang hymn 627. First division of the Psalms 
was read. We were led in invocation by Eev. E. D. 
Kirby. Sang hymn 638. Eev. E. D. Kirby then in- 
troduced Eev. M. G. Crumlar to the Association in quite an 
eloquent style. Eev. Crumlar took for his text Psalms 92: 
12, 13, 14: "The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree; 
he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted 
in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our 
God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall 
be fat and flourishing." The sermon set forth many features 
which characterize the Christian life, and was practical and 
impressive to the hearers, causing them to gather much light 
upon the palm tree, etc. We were then led in prayer by 
Eev. J. H. Dnnstou. Sang hymn 413. 

The Moderator then announced the house ready for busi- 
ness. 

The first thing ordered by the Moderator was the enroll- 
ment of the delegates. The roll was made up by each dele- 
gate giving his name, subject to be questioned by the Asso- 
ciation when the letters are read, though we are of the opin- 
ion that each delegate is correct in his statement. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS PRESENT. 

Eev. C. D. Hackney, Eev. J. H. Caldwell, Rev. J. H. 
Dunston, Eev. E. D.IKirby, Eev. E. M. Mason, Eev. M. G. 
Crumlar, Eev. Thomas Pattisaul, Eev. W. T. Craven, Eev. 
J. S. Barrett, Eev. M. W. Brown, Eev. L. H. Hackney, Eev. 
H. C. Jones, Eev. T. B. Baldwin, Eev. J. J. Jones, Eev. F. 
D. Herrington, Eev. E. H. Cole. Pastor, Eev. J. E. Sum- 
lar. R«/V %*• fyJ^KAStn^ ± &4> fc*** Jf 

ORDAINED MINISTEBS NOT PRESENT. 

Eev. G. B. Perry, Eev. Thomas Morrison, Eev. H. S. 
Fuller, Eev. W. H. Stewart, Eev. J. J. Jones, Sr., Eev. A. 
Stroud, Eev. A. Durham, Eev. S. L. Brower. 

LICENTIATE MINISTERS PRESENT. 

Bros. Osborne Hannah, W. W. Womack, F. S. Steels, 
D. H. Brooks, F. M. Stewart, N". M. Hackney, J. W. Mc- 
Donald, S. C. Wilson, Jessie Palmer, Isaac Green, H. W. 
Williams. 

LICENTIATE MINISTERS NOT PRESENT. 

Bros. T. H. Strayhorn, A. C. Clark, T. M. Morphis, J. C. 
Faucett, T. J. Edwards, W. A. Durham, N. J. Jones, T. T. 
Thompson, H. H. Hackney, M. J. Jones, Thomas Bogers, 
L. B. Price, G. H. Page, Henderson Jones, Sr., E. D. Brooks, 
Boston Chalmers, D. J. Emmersou. 

Eev. M. W. Brown questioned the legality of the name 
of Bro. W. B. Alston being enrolled with the del- 
egation as a licentiate minister in this Association, Eev. 
Brown claiming that Bro. W. B. Alston was an excluded 
member from Taylor's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. 
He stated that said W. B. Alston went to Eandolph county 
and joined some church in that county, being in another As- 
sociation, and obtaining a letter came back and joined Harris' 
Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the New Hope Associa- 
tion. The Association ruled that Bro. W. B. Alston be ad- 
vised to go back to Taylor's Chapel Baptist Church and 
be restored in full membership; then, if he desires, get his 
letter of dismission and join Harris' Grove Church. This 
ruling voices the sentiment of the entire membership of the 
Association. 



The pastor, Eev. E. M. Mason, made quite an interesting 
address to the delegation of the Association, making 
them welcome to the church and their homes, hospitality, etc. 
These things, he said, were donated to the Lord — cordiality 
extended to visitors and friends. Rev. C. D. Hackney and 
Rev. M. W. Brown responded in fitting words for the occa- 
sion. 

DELEGATES. 

Bros. Rnfus Alston, H. J. Jones, W. M. Atkins, S. K. 
Siler, M. W. Womack, D. H. Brooks, Henry Murfry, A. 
Craigg, Debroe Holland, S. C. Wilson, L. S. Ewing, J. W. Mc- 
Donald, A. D. Marcome, J. J. Hackney, 1ST. M. Hackney, C. 
M. Dandy, A. F. Howard, G. W. Cagle, E. F. Craven, F. M. 
Stewart, W. H. Stewart, H. W. Williams, S. T. Tuck. E. A. 
Page, J. N. McLeod, L. M. McLeod, M. W. Smith, H. G. 
Golston, B. Pass, M. W. Goings, J. J. Jones, Jr., Jerry 
Teague, Rev. H. C. Jones, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Rev. L. H. 
Hackney, Rev. C. D. Hackney, Rev. E. H. Cole, Reuben 
Craven, W. A. Herndoii, E. A. Upchurch, W. H. Davis, 
Rev. J. H. Dunston. 

The Association then adjourned its session to meet at 9:30 
a. m. 

WEDNESDAY— Second Day— Moening Session. 

The Association was called to order by Rev. J. H. Cald- 
well. 

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. J. R. Sum- 
mons and Rev. J. J. Jones. Sang hymn 704. Read 3d 
chapter of St. John. Invocation by Rev. Summons. Sang 
again hymn led by Rev. E. M. Mason. 

The Moderator then announced the house ready for busi- 
ness. 

The roll of delegates was called and minutes of the previous 
meeting were read and approved. 

Rev. J. S. Barrett questioned the right of Bro. F. S. Steels 
being a legal member of Roberts' Chapel Missionary Baptist 
Church. The Moderator ruled this matter in the hands of 
the Executive Board to be adjusted and make report to the 
Secretary of the Association. 



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Eev. J. H. Caldwell resigned as Moderator and the Associ- 
ation accepted his resignation. On motion a vote of thanks 
was tendered Rev. J. H. Caldwell for his faithfulness and 
wise rulings in this Association during his administration. 

On motions Eev. M. W. Brown was elected Moderator and 
Rev. L. H. Hackney was elected Secretary of the Association. 
On motion Rev. J. H. Dunston was elected Vice-Moderator. 
On motion Rev. G. W. Moore was elected Treasurer. On 
motion the Ministerial and Executive Boards were re-elected 
to their same offices of the Association. 

The Moderator appointed Rev. T. B. Baldwin and Bro. 
Elic Craig and Rev. J. H. Dunston to escort Rev. M. W. 
Brown to the executive chair of the New Hope Missionary 
Baptist Association. This committee was instructed as to 
its duty by the Moderator. 

Rev. Brown gave to the Association some pointed remarks 
respecting the duty of the Association and the ruling of the 
Association. 

The Moderator then appointed as reading committee to 
read the letters to the Association, Rev. H. C. Jones and 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell. 

The hour having arrived for dinner, we adjourned until 
2:00 p. m. 

WEDNESDAY — Second Day— Afternoon Session. 

The meeting was called to order at two o'clock by the 
Moderator, Eev. M. W. Brown. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Eev. C. D. 
Hackney and Eev. J. S. Barrett. Singing, ''Father, I stretch 
my hands to Thee." Eev. C. D. Hackney read Psalm 1. 
Prayer was offered by Bro. F. S. Steels. Sang again hymn, 
"Go preach my Gospel, saith the Lord, bid the whole earth 
my grace receive." 

Eev. C. D. Hackney, who was appointed to preach the 
missionary sermon, was introduced by the Moderator. The 
aged theologian then anuouuced his text, Daniel 2: 15, 16. 
He gave some timely remarks upon the history of the New 
Hope Missionary Baptist Association. The sermon was 
spiritually and practically delivered. Those who heard him 



were glad and able to rejoice in the strength of Israel's God. 

Prayer was offered by Bro. Elic Craig, of Durham. 

The collection solicited by Eev. J. H. Dunston in 
favor of foreign missions was eleven dollars and ten cents 
($11.10). The people gave gratuitously in the collection. I 
thank God for the spirit that is now being cultivated in the 
hearts of the people generally. Ministers and delegates, con- 
tinue this doctrine until God says it is enough, come up 
higher. 

Eev. Brown then announced the house ready for business. 
The reading committee resumed their duty. The letter from 
Mt. Olive Baptist Church stated that the church was and 
had been in a grievous condition. This was explained by 
the delegate from Mount Olive, Bro. W. M. Atkins. This 
matter was referred for general satisfaction. 

We then adjourned to meet tomorrow morning at 9:30 
o'clock. 

THUBSD AY— Third Day— Morning Session. 

The Association met according to adjournment. Modera- 
tor in the chair. The religious services were conducted by 
the Bev. E. H. Cole and Bev. E. D. Kirby. After singing 
Bev. Kirby read Bsalm 1. Invocation by Bev. E. H. Cole. 
Sang again hymn, "On Jordan's stormy banks I stand, and 
cast a wishful eye," etc. 

The house was declared ready for business. After the roll 
call minutes of the previous session were read and approved. 
On motion the educational sermon was dispensed with until 
2:00 p. m. On motion the report of the committee was re- 
ceived. [See report.] 

The reading of the letters was continued by the com- 
mittee. 

The Committee on New Churches made their report. [See 
report.] On motion the report was received and adopted. 

A letter was read to the Association, sent by Dr. A. W. 
Pegues, Dean of the Theological Department of Shaw Univer- 
sity, Baleigh, ~N. C. They sent through Bev. L. H. Hack- 
ney. The call was to assist in liquidating the indebtedness 
of the mission work in the State, co-operative work through 



the State, etc. There were heavy appeals made for Africa. 
The Association engaged in taking a collection for the work 
so requested, to the amount of five dollars and fifty-five cents 
($5.55.) The New Hope Baptists will respond to these 
laudable causes when presented by faithful workers and the 
work itself representing its merits. 

We then adjourned to meet at 1:30 p. m. 

THURSDAY — Third Day — Afternoon Session. 

The Association reassembled at the hour appointed. Rev: 
M. W. Brown, who was appointed to preach the educational 
sermon, entered upon duty, assisted by Rev. E. D. Kirby. 
Sang hymn 987. Read Psalm 23. We were then led in 
prayer by Rev. J. H. Dunston. Sang again on page 640. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston then introduced Rev. M. W. Brown to 
the public as an educator of the race who had had long ex- 
perience in that direction. Rev. Brown then announced his 
text, Daniel 2: 20 — "For wisdom and might are His." He 
stated that it took education to make a true man or woman; 
that is, to be counted among the race in higher ranks of 
society. Race pride is worth its weight in gold. 

1st. Get Jesus Christ in the heart and then we shall be 
prepared to do the work God would have us do. 

2nd. We need an educated ministry to preach the Gospel 
to the people in its purity. 

3rd. The ministry must have virtue and character as well 
as education to lift higher the standard of Jesus Christ to the 
people. The sermon was filled with many good things which 
thrilled the hearts of the people generally. We as a race must 
have these qualities to reach the height of the climax of fame 
to cope with the other races about us. The ministers of this 
race should aim high and then go to it. 

We were led in invocation by Rev. E. D. Kirby. Collec- 
tion was taken to the amount of two dollars and thirty cents 
($2.30). 

The Committee on Time and Place made their re- 
port, [See report.] It was adopted. The Association then 
reconsidered the report of the Committee on Time and Place, 
and an amendment was offered for the whole, that the 



churches desiring the Association for the next annual sitting 
be placed in nomination. Shiloh, New Bethel and Carthage 
were placed in nomination for the Association in 1900. First 
Baptist Church of Apex was placed on the list for the Asso- 
ciation. Shiloh 28 votes, New Bethel 2, First Baptist Car- 
thage 8, First Baptist Apex 1. Shiloh Church having re- 
ceived two-thirds of the votes cast, was entitled to the Asso- 
ciation. 

On motion the Treasurer's report was received and adopted. 
[See report.] On motion the report of the Committee on 
Secretary's Salary was received and adopted. [See report.] 

The Moderator requested Revs. J. H. Dunston and George 
W. Moore to lead the examination of the young licentiate min- 
isters tomorrow morning at 9:00 a. m. [Present.] The 
Moderator ruled that the young ministry must be present in 
this examination without fail. The minister who expects to 
cope with the issues of the day must study. 

The Association then adjourned to meet again tomorrow 
morning at 9:30. 

FRIDAY — Foujrth Day— Morning Session. 

The Association met according to adjournment, the Mod- 
erator, Rev. M. W. Brown, presiding. 

The religious services, conducted by Rev. J. H. Dunston 
and Rev. G. W. Moore. The examination of the young min- 
isters was opened by Revs. Dunston and Moore. This exam- 
ination was wisely conducted by these able divines, though 
the examination of the young ministers was barely an average 
one. Those who expect to preach God's Word must make 
preparation in the study of the Bible, make good use of the 
opportunities within thy hand. Those present in this annual 
examination were: Bros. S. C. Wilson, Philmore Stewart, 
Osborne. Hannah, -G. W. McPage, F. D. Herrington, J. J. 
Jones, Jr., F. S. Steels, D. H. Brooks, H. W. Wilson, 29". M. 
Hackney, M. W. Womack. The Moderator made some very 
appropriate remarks to the young ministers and those who 
expect to aspire for this position. 

The house was then announced ready for business. On 
motion the roll call and reading of the minutes were dispensed 



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with. The special order of business was then taken up. On 
motion the sermon was referred until 2 p. m. 

Special order at this hour, the case of Mount 
Olive Church respecting the sinless condition in this 
life. Rev. J. R. Summons was requested by the 
Moderator to state his condition, or rather what 
position he took in the matter respecting the question 
of sanctification. Rev. J. R. Summers gave his reasons for 
preaching as he did, and allowing Rev. Thadeus Jones to 
preach in Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church; that the 
Bible did sustain holiness, and that those who were born of 
God could live holy in this life and sinless before God. He 
also stated that those who conld not live according to this 
Scripture, the evidences are that they have never been born 
of God. There were several speeches made by the brethren 
upon this important question. The question was debated to 
some considerable length. On motion this whole matter re- 
specting sanctification was expunged from the face of the 
minutes. This vote was the living voice of the Association, 
and that Mt. Olive Baptist Church and the First Baptist 
Church at Sanford, and all other churches where such doc- 
trine is preached, that the officials of the churches be advised 
to look for themselves if their pastors don't exercise that 
proper care that a shepherd should have for his flock, etc. 
The pastor is the servant and yet the greatest of all. 
He is subject to the living voice of the Church, and especially 
to the orthodox principles of God's word. Pastors should 
be very careful and not allow the flock to be disturbed or 
scattered by such doctrine from the pnlpit, either directly or 
indirectly, from the pastor. Therefore should the pastor fail 
to carry out his pastorate, the Church is her own sovereignty. 
Her voice is heard when none can object to her rites. 
Rev. G. W. Moore, our State Sunday School Missionary, was 
in sympathy with this motion. ''The old-time religion," he 
said, "is good enough for me." The Christian life in this 
world is to rate our march by the word of God. Any sched- 
ule more or less than this will not stand in God's presence 
when the final examination shall be in session. 

The Association then adjourned to meet again at 1:30 p. m. 



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FEIDAY — Fourth Day — Afternoon Session. 

The Association assembled at the hour appointed. Rev. 
E. M. Mason led the choir music. Read Isaiah 53. Invo- 
cation by Rev. E. H. Cole. After singiug Rev. J. H. Dun- 
ston was appointed to preach the doctrinal sermon. He came 
forward to the stand and stated as his text St. John 14: 5. 
"Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we knoweth not whither 
thou goeth, and how can we kuow the way 1 ? Jesus 
saith unto him, I am the way, the truth and 
the life: No man cometh unto the Father but by me." 
Subject: "Christ the way. 7 ' He preached this sermon to 
quite a large and attentive audience with much spirit and 
power. There is a day of Pentecost with God's ministers — 
those who wait at the pool for the troubling of the water. 

Rev. E. H. Cole made some timely remarks along the line 
of doctrinating our people in the principles of the Baptist 
Church. 

The young ministers, Bros. J. J. Jones, Jr., and F. D. Her- 
rington, who were examined by the Ministerial Board on 
Thursday night, came forward and knelt at the table in 
altar for ordination. Rev. E. H. Cole offered the ordination 
prayer. Rev. C. D. Hackney gave the charge. Rev. J. J. 
Jones came from the Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist 
Church; Rev. F. D. Herrington came from the Holly Grove 
Missionary Baptist Church. Thus in God's name we hope to 
send forth these two brethren to preach the Gospel. 

Collection taken to the amount of four dollars ($4.00) for 
the benefit of the Association. We then went into business. 

On motion the vote to send the Association to Shiloh 
Baptist Church was considered. The motion prevailed that 
the next annual session of the New Hope Baptist Association 
be held with the New Bethel Church, West Durham, on 
Tuesday after the first Sunday in October, 1900, at 10:00 
a. in. Motion prevailed that Rev. J. S. Barrett preach 
the introductory sermon Tuesday at 10:00 a. m. Motion 
prevailed that Rev. T. B. Baldwin preach the missionary 
sermon on Wednesday at 1:00 p. m. Motion prevailed that 
Rev. J. H. Dunston preach the doctrinal sermon on Thurs- 
day at 1:00 p. m. Motion prevailed that Rev. L. H. Hack- 



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ney preach the educational sermon on Friday at 1:00 p. m. 

On motion the resolution offered by Bro. H. J. Jones respect- 
ing the Pittsboro Mission Station be received. [See re- 
port.] On motion this resolution was adopted. Ou motion 
the report of the Committee on Obituaries was received and 
adopted. On motion the St. Paul Baptist Church was 
changed from St. Paul's to the name of Fair Mount Baptist 
Church. 

There was a letter sent to Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary 
of the New Hope Association, from Bro. Wm. A. Burroughs, 
Madison, N. J. The letter requested that the Association 
would send them one of our young ministers — au up-to-date 
young man. They want him to pastor the church in Madi- 
son, N. J. On motion all the aspirants for the pastorate of 
the church in Madison, New Jersey, w T ere handed to the 
President or Secretary of the Association. 

The officers being the same of the Ministerial Board, Rev. 
G. W. Moore, our State Sunday School Missionary, repre- 
senting the American Baptist Publication Society, Philadel- 
phia, made some timely remarks respecting his mission in the 
State. His speech was wholesome for any one to listen to. 
The State has made to herself credit by appointing this young 
man to advocate her mission claims through her bounds. 

Motion prevailed that the Association be represented in 
the Baptist Educational Convention, New Berne, on the 17th 
inst. Motion prevailed that the Association pay the sum of 
fifty cents per capita for each church represented in the Edu- 
cational Convention. Motion prevailed that the Association 
send to represent her iu the Convention Rev. J. H. Dunston 
and Rev. J. H. Caldwell. 

These God-sent ministers will add much in helping to com- 
pose the brain and wisdom of the Convention when convened. 

Motion prevailed that the Association give Rev. G.W.Moore 
the amount of five dollars ($5.00) to help foster his work 
through the State. We hope that this work shall be prose- 
cuted until there shall not be any place iu all the State minus 
of God's word. 

Motion prevailed that the Association donate to the Tay- 
lor's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church the sum of five dol- 
lars ($5.00) for building purposes; to the Oakland 'Baptist 



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Church for building purposes the sum of five dollars ($5.00); 
to Haw River Baptist Church for building purposes the sum 
of four dollars ($4.00). These sums were all donated to help 
liquidate the indebtedness of these churches on building, etc. 

The Association ruled at this point to complete its busi- 
ness. Many of the committees didn't report. It is hoped 
the committees will report in time for the publication of the 
minutes. Motion prevailed that the different committees, 
when their reports have been sent in to the Secretary of the 
Association, shall be valued as the work of the Association, 
and that the Executive Board will look carefully after the 
unfinished business of the Association. 

The Association then adjourned to meet on Tuesday after 
the first Sunday in October, 1900, with the New Bethel 
Church, West Durham. The brethren will remember the 
hour of meeting is at 10:00 o'clock a. m. Take due notice 
and be on hand at the hour. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, Moderator. 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 



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APPENDIX. 



SUPERANTJATED MINISTERS. 

Whereas, God in His infinite and foreseeing wisdom has removed 
many of the old veterans of the cross that gave their lives as a great sac- 
rifice to organize and formulate the great principles of the New Hope 
Missionary Baptist Association, which have governed its body for more 
than thirty years. 

Whereas, God in His tender mercy has spared some of these veterans 
who are still living and in charge of churches, serving them to their best- 
ability, and under many adverse circumstances. 

Whereas, many of these aged ministers have left to our care widows 
and children to be cared for and many other brethren who stood by the 
New Hope Association with a magnanimous spirit to foster the work. 
Many of these brethren discommoded themselves and families to give to 
their children the pure word of grace. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, 1, That the New Hope Association resort to some method to 
have a treasury in this Association, which shall be known as the super- 
anuated fund. 

Resolved, 2, That each minister who is in charge of pastoral services 
take a collection for this cause some time during the fiscal year and 
report the same to the next Association. 

Resolved, 3, That in each sitting of the Association there shall be a 
spontaneous religious exercise for thirty minutes, conducted by the 
Moderator, for the blessings around us, of which we partake of daily, 
and at the close of the service a collection shall be solicited for the 
superanuated ministers. 

Resolved, 4, That the Association shall appoint an ordained minister 
who shall act as treasurer of this fund and report annually. 

Resolved, 5, That the money shall be under the auspices of the Execu- 
tive Board of the New Hope Association. 

APPLICANT'S EXAMINATION FOR MINISTRY. 

FIRST — EXAMINATION IN THEOLOGY. 

1, Repentance and salvation; 2, regeneration and faith; 3, justification 
and prayer; 4, adoption and why so called; 5, glorification and how ob- 
tained: 6, the call to ministry; 7, what is the Bible and who is God; 8, 
who is Satan and what does the Bible say sin is; 9, what does the 
Bible teach about conversion; 10, why are Christians bap- 
tized; 11, when and for what purpose was the Lord's 
Supper instituted, and who should we partake of its emblems; 12, what 
should be the true aim of every Christian; 13, why should the ministry 
be educated. 



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SECOND — EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE. 



1, Spelling; 2, reading; 3, writing; 4, grammar; 5, geography; 6, arith- 
metic; 7, United States history; 8, physiology; 9, general questions ap- 
plied to the negro race as to their suffrage, both since and before the 
war (civil). 

We, your Committee, beg leave to submit the following report: Bro. 
S. C. Wilson preach at the arbor. Bro. F. S. Steels his alternate. 
Pastor of the church, and Deacons of the Lambreth's Chapel Church, 

Committee. 

NEW CHURCHES. 

We, your Committee on New Churches, beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report: We have examined the church and found it to be in 
Gospel order — the Kerr Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. 

Rev. E. M. Mason, Bro. F. S. Steels, 

Committee. 

ON TIME AND PLACE. 

We, your Committee on Time and Place, beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report: We have agreed to send the Association to Carthage, 
Moore county. The Association did not receive this report. Therefore 
the Association voted to meet with the New Bethel Church, AVest Dur- 
ham, on Tuesday after the first Sunday in October, 1900, 

Rev. P. D. Hackney, Rev. E. H. Cole, Rev. E. M. Mason, Rev. J. 
S. Barrett, Rev. E. D. Kieby, Bro. Enos Grace, Bro. Osborne Hannah, 

Committee. 

ON SECRETARY'S SALARY. 

We have agreed to pay our Secretary the sum of twelve dollars and 
fifty cents ($12.50). 

Rev. J. J. Jones, Jr., Rev. E. D. Kirby, Bro. A. F. Howard, 

Committee. 
ON OBITUARIES. 

We, your Committee on Obituaries, beg leave to submit the following 
report: Deaths — Mount Zion, Chatham, two; Mount Olive, one; Rock 
Spring, one; Terrell's Creek, one; Shiloh, two; First Baptist, Chapel Hill, 
four; Mount Vernon, one; New Hope, one; Sanford, one; Hickory, Rob- 
ert's Chapel, four; Haw River, four; Taylor's, three; Basil Creek, one. 
Bros. N. M. Hackney, L. S. Ewing, W. H. Stewart, 

Committee. 
RESOLUTION. 

Whereas, the Pittsboro Mission Station, since there has been an earn- 
est effort made to build up this by the Rev. W. H. Cole; and, whereas, he 
has purchased a church site, paid for it, deeded it to the New Hope 
Missionary Baptist Association; and, whereas, the good people in and 
about the town of Pittsboro have paid in their money for the purpose of 



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erecting a church at this point, and are very anxious to have a Mission- 
ary Baptist Church in their midst, and they are looking for the said 
building in their town. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, 1, That this Association appoint a committee of as many as 
may be in the good judgment of the Association to look after the work 
in Pittsboro and bring about a perfect organization before making it a 
special matter to build a church edifice. I hope the Association will 
make some arrangement to organize this church, which will give credit 
to the Association. It is hoped that this resolution will pass by the 
living voice. The people in the vicinity of Pittsboro will do their duty 
in assisting the work in its prosecution for their special benefit. I can 
speak for the New Hope Association. They will, as they have always 
done, discharge their duty in this particular. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. J. Jones. 

TREASURER'S REPORT OF THE NEW HOPE MISSIONARY 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Brought over from 1898 $ 10.58 

Amount received October 7th, 1898 111.21 

Aggregate amount 121.29 

1898. To Rev. L. H. Hackney for Secretary's salary and 

Oct. 7. incidental expenses $15.75 111.11 

" To Sister Moore 2.00 

To Rev. J. S. Barrett for St. Paul Baptist Church 

building 5.00 

" To Sanford First Baptist Church 5.00 

" To Rev. L. S. Brown for Johnson Grove Baptist 

Church 3.00 

" To Baptist State Convention as representative fee 19.00 

" To Rev. J. H. Dunston, delegate 6.00 

To Rev. G. W. Moore, delegate 2.00 

To Rev. W. H. Cole, Mission work 1.77 

Nov. 30. For postage .15 

1899. • 

Apr. 25. Rev. L. H. Hackney, for minutes printed 22.50 

" Rev. L. H. Hackney, for letter heads 1.00 

% 83.38 

Balance on hand § 38.41 

This October 5th, 1899. 

G. W. Moore, Treasurer. 

REPORT OF THE MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS. 

The Ministerial and Executive Boards have endeavored to act wisely 
in all matters laid before them for their consideration. It is the spirit 
of the Board to give ample satisfaction to reasonable-minded men in 
matters considered by them. The word of God is the standard by 
which the Boards endeavor to act. "And take the helmet of salvation 
and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God." 



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The Ministerial and Executive Boards met at the house of Bro. Page 
on the night of October 5th, 1899, President Rev. M. W. Brown presiding. 
Read a part of first chapter of Genesis. Invocation by Rev. E. H. Cole. 
The house was announced ready for business. 

There was a letter read from the Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist 
Church requesting the ordination of Bro. J. J. Jones, Jr., and also one 
from the Holly Grove Baptist Church requesting the ordination of Bro. 
E. D. Herrington. Rev. J. H. Dunston led the examination upon 
Christian evidences generally. Rev. M. W. Brown led the examination 
in Science. The candidates having passed a satisfactory examination 
were recommended for ordination. They were ordained to the Gospel 
ministry October 6th, 1899, in session of the New Hope Baptist Associa- 
tion with the Church at Lambert's Chapel, Rev. E. H. Cole praying the 
ordination prayer. Rev. C. D. Hackney delivered the charge. Rev. E. 
M. Mason was ordered to meet the Board at the Union meeting, Mt. 
Gilead, Oct. 29, 1899, to answer to charges preferred against him. 
Donations made to Rev. M. W.- Brown, for Taylor's Chapel, new church 
building, five dollars (§5.00); to Rev. M. W. Brown for mission work 
at Red Hill Baptist Church, five dollars (§5.00); to Rev. W. T. Craven 
for new church building, five dollars (§5.00); to Rev. C. D. Hackney, 
for the Haw River Baptist Church building, four dollars (§4.00); to Rev. 
G. W. Moore, expenses to the Association, the amount being a part of 
his expenses to the Association; to Rev. L. H. Hackney, for liquidating 
the indebtedness of the debt upon the Church at Chapel Hill, ten dol- 
lars (§10.00). 

ORDERS SIGNED FROM OCTOBER 29TH, 1899, TO JANUARY 

1ST, 1900. 
1899. 
Apr. 25th. To Rev. L. H. Hackney for printing minutes of 

New Hope Baptist Association § 22.50 

May 3rd. To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, for Piney Grove new 

church building 2.50 

May 28th. To Rev. L. H. Hackney, printing letter heads— 1.00 

Apr. 29th. To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Sec'y union meeting at 

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church 2.00 

Jan. 29th. To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, union meeting West 

Durham, New Bethel Church 2.00 

July 29th. To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, union meeting at the 

Hickory Grove Baptist Church 2.00 

" " Paid to the sexton of Hickory Grove 1.00 

" " Loaned to Rev. H. C. Jones the amount of §5.00 

due Dec. 25th, 1899, by promise 

Oct. 7th. To Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary's salary and 

incidentals 16.17 

" " To Rev. M. W. Brown, work at Red Hill Bap- 
tist Church 5.00 

" " To Rev. C. D. Hackney, for Haw River new 



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church building 4.00 

To Rev. M. W. Brown, for Taylor's new church 
building 5.00 

To Rev. W. T. Craven, for his new church build- 
ing 5.00 

To Rev. J. H. Dunston, representation fees into 
the Baptist Educational Convention, New 
Berne 18.00 

To his expenses and time to Convention 11.00 

To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, delegate to the Conven- 
tion and time 12.00 

To Rev. G. W. Moore, expenses to the New Hope 
Association 2.50 

To Rev. E. H. Cole, mission work at the Mission 

Station, Pittsboro 5.00 



Aggregate amount of orders $106.67 

The Ministerial Board failed to meet at the union meeting, Mt. Gil- 
ead. Some matters are very important and should be attended to as 
soon as possible. The Board requests the hearty co-operation of the 
ministry along the line of virtuality among the people committed to our 
charge. Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. M. W. Brown, President of Board; Rev. L. H. Hackney, Sec- 
retary; Rev. J. H. Dunston, Rev. G. B. Perry, Rev. G. W. Moore, Rev. 
E. H. Cole, Rev. C. D. Hackney. 

REPORT OF SECRETARY. 

I beg the privilege of the Association to make the following report: 
I had 500 copies of minutes and distributed them among the various 
churches and friends to the Christian work. Orders drawn and signed 
by the executive have been faithfully accounted for. Held correspond- 
ence with quite a number of religious bodies and clergymen. Incidental 
expenses connected with the Secretary's office of the Association for the 
last fiscal year to the amount of three dollars and sixty-seven cents 
($3.67); the amount due balance on minutes, overdrawn by the 
Secretary, settled by cancelling a part of the incidental expenses to the 
amount of two dollars and thirty-five cents. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Whereas, we are conscious of the fact that intemperance is doing 
much evil in our land and country, and its effects are dangerous, 
damaging and destructive to all good citizens; and, whereas, this great 
evil has done much damage to our people since the emancipation of the 
negro, morally and financially, and we know it to be a prevailing sin 
among our people, which has caused to a very great extent our jail 
houses, chain gangs and penitentiaries to be filled by this great demon 



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of destruction, causing more millionaires, better streets and county 
roads than ever before. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, 1, That this Association endorse the Missionary Temperance 
Societies that are being cultivated by the many sisters that are laboring 
to foster this spirit of union among our churches and schools. 

Resolved, 2, That our object is to secure a concentrated effort on the 
part of the churches and schools and all religious organizations in order 
that a mighty wave of the Christian temperance spirit may sweep over 
the land to arouse the people to see the evil of the liquor traffic. 

Resolved, 3, That our educated ministry be requested to enlarge their 
borders in preaching and teaching against this evil. Not until our edu- 
cators ralh 7 their forces to banish this and other evils from our midst, 
will they hold their places among the sons of men. Ignorance and 
superstition can never fight the battle. Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. E. H. Cole, Rev. L. H. Hackney, Rev. J. H. Dunston, Rev. 
J. H. Caldwell, Committee. 

REPORT ON ANNUAL SERMONS. 

We, your Committee, beg leave to submit the following report on 
Annual Sermons for the next sitting of this Association: That Rev. J. 
S. Barrett preach the introductory sermon on Tuesday at 10:00 o'clock 
a. m. ; that Rev. T. B. Baldwin preach the missionary sermon on Wednes- 
day at 11:00 a. m. ; that Rev. J. H. Dunston preach the doctrinal sermon 
on Thursday at 11:00 a. m.; that Rev. L. H. Hackney preach the educa- 
tional sermon on Friday at 11:00 a. m. Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. C. D. Hackney, Rev. T. B. Baldwin. Rev. Thomas Pattisaul, 
Bro. E. A. Page, Bro. Haywood Walden, Committee. 

ON EDUCATION. 

We, your Committee on Education, beg leave to submit the following 
report: Recognizing the value of education, that is, Christian educa- 
tion, in uplifting the people and desiring to stimulate the efforts being 
made by the better thinkers of the colored race through the State, we, 
your Committee, beg leave to make this report: Whereas, Shaw Uni- 
versity, Raleigh, has done a great deal for the intellectual welfare of our 
race, and recognizing our debt of gratitude to this great institution of 
learning, be it 

Resolved, 1, That the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association re- 
quest students to attend Shaw University, and the young ladies to at- 
tend Estey Seminary upon the same grounds. It is in this institution 
that students can obtain scientific and collegiate education; and, 
whereas, the late Dr. H. M. Tupper gave himself to be sacrificed for the 
education of the colored race throughout this and other States of the 
Union; and Africa, South America and islands of the sea are and have 
been represented in this Christian Institution, 

Resolved, 2, That this Association do what it can in sustaining this 
institution and the education of the young men in the Theological De- 
partment. 



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Resolved, 3, That the Association heartily sustain the efforts being 
made by Dr. A. W. Pegues, dean of this department. 

Rewired, 4, That the Association encourage home education in the 
public schools and that the parents be requested by the ministers and 
pastors of the various churches to continue their children through the 
entire term. 

Resolved, 5, That this Committee desires each minister and delegate to 
lecture upon education some time during the year in their churches and 
schools upon the great importance of the education of the colored race. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Rev. J. H. Dunston, Rev. E. H. Cole, Rev. G. 
W. Moore, Rev. H. C. Jones, Rev. T. B. Baldwin, Committee. 

INVITATION TO ALL. 

Rev. C. D. Hackney, pastor of New Bethel Church, West Durham, 
takes great pleasure in inviting the delegates in the next annual session 
of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association to meet with the New 
Bethel Church on Tuesday, the first Sunday in October, 1900. We are 
satisfied this church, with the wise and generous spirit of its pastor, who 
has been with it from its infancy, will give the delegation a warm and 
cordial reception. Rev. C. D. Hackney is one of our ablest divines. The 
ladies would do well to remember that he is a single man in his quiet 
old age, though still looking for his second self. Should any of the 
churches be minus male delegates to represent them at Durham, send on 
your female representatives; for the pastor will give them a sweet and 
pleasant time. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

SANCTIFICATION. 

THE HOLY SPIRIT CONSTITUTED TO SANCTIFY THOSE WHOM HE HAS REGENERATED 

AXD FINALLY PREPARES THEM FULLY FOR THE HOLY SERVICE 

AND ENJOYMENT OF HEAVEN. 

Regeneration is the beginning of sanctification, but the work is not 
completed at the outset. A new affection is produced in the heart, but 
it does not govern with opposition. The love of the world, the love of 
self, and all the carnal appetites have reigned in the heart; and the power 
of habit gives them a controlling influence which is not readily yielded. 
Hence arises the warfare of which every regenerate man is conscious — 
the flesh lusting against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh. 
Thess. 2:13: "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, 
brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning 
chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the spirit and belief of 
the truth." 

The term sanctify is frequently used in the Bible. As first used it 
signifies to set apart for a special purpose. In proof of this the following 
passages may be quoted: "And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified 
it." — Gen. -:•>. "And it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully set 
up tlie Tabernacl( and hadannointed it and sanctified it, and all the instru- 
ments thereof, and had ahnointed them and sanctified them." — Kx. 29:37. 



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Here we are plainly taught that the seventh day was distinguished apart 
from any other day, set apart, and in this sense sanctified. The atone- 
ment was ceremonial and the sanctification of the altar was ceremonial, 
and whatsoever touched the altar was to be holy or sanctified in the sense 
of special designation. Not only the tabernacle but all of its vessels and 
instruments were to be holy and sanctified. 

The other prominent meaning of sanctify is to make holy morally, that 
is, really. The Jews were a holy people in a national sense; that is, they 
ceremoniously separated themselves from the other nations of the earth, 
known as a peculiar people. Many of them, we doubt not, were saints 
in reality as well as in form, but the mass of the nation from age to age 
exemplified only a ritual formal saintship. Sanctification, according to 
the gospel as the term is used in theology, is precious really. It has its 
origin in regeneration, for regeneration is the beginning of holiness in the 
soul. I concede that unregenerate persons have not one spark of the 
grace of God in their hearts. Now, while regeneration implants the 
germ of holiness in the heart, sanctification is the unfolding of that germ. 
This being the case, it follows that , • regeneration and sanctification are 
essentially the same in nature and may be regarded as two parts of the 
moral process by which depraved man is restored to the favor of God 
again. A reference from the Apostle Paul may give some light at this 
point. He refers to babes in Christ (1 Cor. 3:1 ) and also to the "perfect 
man" (Eph. 4:13). What are we to understand by these forms of 
expression? We know very well that babe means infant, and that a 
perfect man has reached the maturity of developed manhood. "Babes 
in Christ" are spiritual infants, and as birth by. regeneration brings forth 
the natural babe in possession of all the members of the body, so the 
man, being "new." needs spiritual diet, exercise, strength and develop- 
ment; a new creature is formed, comes into being and exhibits all the 
conditions of a babe, while sanctification nourishes the babe and 
promotes its growth to spiritual maturity. Sanctification is therefore a 
progressive work going on by degrees till finally accomplished. Regen- 
eration breaks the power of sin and destroys the love of sin, so that 
"whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin" (1 John 3:9) in the 
sense of being the slave of sin, but it does free the soul from the presence 
and the pollution of sin. The regenerate know full well that sin is in 
their hearts. "The flesh against the spirit and the spirit against the 
flesh." This (Gal. 5:17) implies for the conflict that the remains of sins 
are still in the believer — sanctification implies the crucifixion of sin. 

"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the spirit- 
do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live." — Rom. 8:13. To mortify 
means to put to death. Temptations to the commission of outward sins 
must be resisted, and our inward enemies of the heart must be dragged 
forth from their lurking-places and slain before the Lord. The death of 
the crucifixion was usually a lingering disease or process. How many 
Christians have the battles against sin from the freshness of youth, 
through the vigor of manhood down to the decrepitude of old age? The 



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spirit of crucifixion should be in the hearts of the saints, to crucify sin in 
all its forms. 

Again, sanctification is the growth of the Christian. "Now abideth 
faith, hope and charity (or love), but the greatest of these is charity." — 
1 Cor. 13:13. That faith is capable of growth is clearly taught in the 
Bible. "We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is 
meet, because your faith groweth exceedingly." — 2 Thess. 1:3. But a 
remarkable growth in Thessalonian church, and what was true in the 
Apostolic times is true at the present day. Faith may still grow and in 
proportion to its growth does the work of sanctification advance. The 
connection between faith and sanctification is taught in such Scriptures 
as these: "And put no difference between us and them, purifying their 
hearts by faith." — Acts 15:9. "That they may receive the forgiveness of 
sins and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in 
me." — Acts 26:18. "Who is he that overcometh the world but he that 
believed that Jesus is the son of God." — 1 John 5:5. 

"And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward 
another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: to the end that 
he may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, even 
our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, with all of his 
saints." — 1 Thess. 3:12-13. If Christian love toward all men can abound, 
then surely love towards God can increase and abound. Indeed, this 
must be so, for Christian love toward all grows out of love toward God. 
Jesus teaches us that love may "wax cold," and if so it may wax warm, 
even to fervent heat. The spark may kindle into a flame which will 
burn with increasing brightness on the altar of the heart. "God is 
love." The more the love in the hearts of His people the nearer the altar 
will they be in sanctification. "He that dwelleth in love dwelleth in 
God and God in him." — 1 John 4:16. Love seems to be the blessed 
element through which sanctification takes place. This being the case, 
an increase of love is an increase of sanctification; and wdiile God causes 
his people to abound in love "he establishes their hearts unblamable in 
holiness" and this holiness brings us in close touch with the divinity of 
God. 

Of Adam's race it is true that "all have sinned and come short of the 
glory of God." — Bom. 3:23. The divine will, according to our best con- 
ception of it, grows out of the divine nature, and is inseparable from 
it. God's will is that all should return to him and live. The growing 
nature of the Christian's life is to become more like Jesus every day. 
"Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." — Matt. 6:10. The essence 
of sin consists in the conflict of the creature's will with the will of the 
Creator. The will of man in his natural state is rebellious and is there- 
fore in collision with the will of God. Sanctification, as we have seen, 
carries on what regeneration begins; and hence the will of the Christian, 
as the work of sanctification goes on, is assimilated more and more to the 
will of God. Partial conformity to the divine will is partial sanctification, 
and perfect conformity is perfect sanctification. Some suppose that the 



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latter is attainable in this life, but the whole tenor of Scripture seems to 
indicate that more or less imperfections will cleave to this life, that is, to 
the saints, as long as they are "in this body." Still they should earnestly 
strive to be "holy as God is holy," and such striving, no doubt, leads to 
higher degrees of sanctification. Christians, therefore, should strive to 
conform to the standard laid down by the Master, forgetting those things 
that are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before, and 
press forward toward the mark of the high calling for the prize in Jesus 
Christ. We have two striking specimens in the Old Testament. Job, in 
meeting the charges made against him by his professed friends and 
"comforters," went too far in his own vindication. He, perhaps, thought 
too well of himself, and exhibited a spirit of selfishness or self-righteous 
spirit. But when "the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and 
said, who is this that darkeneth council by words without knowledge?" 
then it was that Job said, "Behold I am vile; what shall I answer thee? 
I will lay my hand upon my mouth." "I have heard of thee by the 
hearing of the ear, but now mine eye seeth thee; wherefore I abhor 
myself and repent in dust and ashes." See Job 38:1, 2; 40:4; 42:5, 6. Job 
had never had so deep a sense of his unworthiness as at that time, and 
never did the process of sanctification go on so rapidly as then. Isaiah 
had a vision (sixth chapter of his prophecy) and saw "the Lord sitting 
on a throne, high and lifted up." He heard the six winged seraphim 
cry one to another: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts. The whole 
earth is full of his glory." The trembling prophet said: "Woe is me! 
for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lip, and I dwell in the 
midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the king the Lord 
of hosts." The contrast between divine glory and human perfection was 
so that the prophet thought himself "undone," utterly ruined. Never 
before did Isaiah feel so unworthy; never before did he make such 
attainments in a spiritual sense. 

In the New Testament we have in Paul a remarkable example of the 
Christian growth in grace, but who ever had a deeper sense of unworthi- 
ness? His words are: "Unto me, who am less than the least of all the 
saints, is this grace given." — Eph. 3:8. These words were written when 
he was an old man, two years before his death ; and one year before his 
martyrdom he referred to himself as "the chief of sinners." The work 
of sanctification most probably never went on with such blessed rapidity 
as during these tico eventful years. 

There must be an increased hatred to sin as long as we live in the flesh. 
God deals with us as with rational beings. To hate sin we must realize 
how bitter it is. It is in God's purpose that "sin by the commandment 
might become exceeding sinful." — Bom. 7:13. When the Holy Spirit 
performs its work sin becomes hateful. 

The word of God is highly appreciated as the instrument of sanctifica- 
tion, for Christ prayed: "Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is 
truth." — John 17:17. The Christian must desire the sincere milk of the 
word that he may grow thereby. 1 Peter 2:2. The word of God is one 



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of the means of promoting holiness; and if it be asked, "Who are advanc- 
ing in sanctification?" the answer must be: Those described by the 
psalmist, whose "delight is in the law of the Lord" and who in His law 
meditate day and night. Psa. 1 :2. 

Prayer also is a means of grace. The Christian's closet is a sacred 
place, for there he holds communion with the Lord. The divine eye 
alone sees him, the divine ear alone hears him while he pours forth his 
soul in fervent application to Him. It is in answer to prayer that the 
Holy Spirit is given. The sanctifying process goes on while Christians 
live upon their knees to their Master — "an increasing love of tilings 
heavenly." "If ye, then, be risen with Christ, seek those things which are 
above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affections 
on things above, not on things on the earth, for ye are dead and your life 
is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, 
then shall ye appear also with him in glory." — Col. 3:1-4. It is the 
characteristic of the Christians to think of heaven, the place that Christ 
has gone to prepare for us. Their treasure is in heaven and their hearts 
are there. They are all pilgrims upon the earth, looking for the "city 
which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God." — Heb. 11:10. 
Their permanent home is heaven. Now, one of the effects of increasing 
sanctification is the weakening of the ties that bind Christians to this 
world and the strengthening their attachment to heavenly things. As 
they grow in grace they become less and less like men of the world, who, 
because they have "their proportion in this life," are said to mind things 
of the earth. There is no better evidence of progressive sanctification 
than an increase of love for heavenly things. It is a delightful thought 
that as perfect sanctification, carried on by gradual sanctification in this 
life here below, must precede admittance into heaven, those who appear 
spotless before the throne of glory will be clothed with the robes of 
spotless white, emblems of their immaculate moral purity. The last 
stain will have been washed from their souls by the blood of the Lamb, 
and they stand before the throne in all the beauty of unblemished per- 
fection, dressed in the fullest degree of sanctification while entering the 
portals of glory to meet the sanctified hosts. Every one of them can then 
say, as they now sing in anticipation: 

"Sin, my worst enemy before, 
Shall vex my eyes and ears no more; 
My inward foes shall all he slain. 
Nor Satan break my peace again." 

I beg to remain yours, groAving daily in sanctification for heaven, 
L. H. Hackney, Secretary of New Hope Missionary Baptist Association. 

VOTE OF THANKS. 
Whereas, the good people of the Lambert's Chapel Missionary Church 
and its vicinity at large did throw wide open the doors of their homes to 
the delegation of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association, to enjoy 
their hospitalities; and, whereas, they did care for the Association in a 
manner second to none of the churches composing the Association here- 
tofore; therefore be it 



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Resolved, 1, That the Association tender a vote of thanks to the church 
and good people at large for their kind care in supporting the Asso- 
ciation. 

Resolved, 2, That we, the delegation, will pray God's blessings upon the 
Lambert's Chapel Church and the people of the vicinity, that they may 
live long upon the earth and enjoy the many blessings sent of God 

Resolved, S, That the churches be requested to appreciate the effort 
made in supporting the Association by the Lambert's Chapel Church, 
and furthermore, we do earnestly pray God's blessings upon the delega- 
tion of the Association for the light assimilated by the many ministers of 
the gospel in this sitting. Yours as ever in the ministry, 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Rev. M. W. Brown, Rev. J. H. Dunston,Rev. G. 
W. Moore. 

HIGHER MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

There are possibly a thousand reasons why we should have an educated 
ministry. It is admitted by all that the teacher must know the rudi- 
ments of the science in order to impart this knowledge to others. The 
lawyer must know the law of his country that he might give justice to 
his client and let the laws of the State maintain her great sovereign right. 
The doctor must be equipped and well qualified to administer his drugs 
to his patient, to satisfy the law of the land and to meet the wants of the 
people. 

"We read in God's word that there are three divine institutions that 
belong to the human race, Church, Family and State. Each one of these 
institutions must be obedient to the great governing principles that the 
laws of such institution would sustain for its better development. Each 
member of the family is subject to the laws of its institution. There 
seems to be a unanimous spirit on the part of the most intelligent to 
adhere to the reasoning principle in the prosecution of wholesome laws, 
at least, laws for the general mass of the people. There is no throne 
upon which any man can ascend higher than that of the pulpit. The 
kings, queens, presidents, governors and nobles of the earth, with all 
their czarical powers, do not hold a position as high as the man who 
feels and knows his calling to the Gospel ministry. The saints of God are 
his chosen people, especially those who have been called to administer his 
laws to the nations of the earth. 

Those who have entered the many legal professions of life strive, as 
those who have striven before, to make them famous with the people, 
and in fact they are dissatisfied unless their names are ringing upon the 
waves, in the columns of the papers and upon the pages of history. I 
have thought that most all professional institutions were better protected 
than that of the ministry. It is not the idea to monopolize the spirit of 
Christ and keep it beyond the reach of the poor and ignorant, but to 
simplify the gospel, to assimilate its truth to the hearer, that the student 
may be benefited and the poor minister blessed in his labor. I want to 
see among the young people a growing thirst for the spiritual knowledge 
of God. Those who are looking forward for the calling of the Holy 



26 

Spirit to labor in the vineyard with the Master will begin by using the 
weapons that are placed already in the hands of those who are chosen of 
God. I am of the opinion that when this shall have been done that the 
young student will then find his way to some theological institution, 
there to prepare himself for the duties that await him in life. When 
such a young man has clothed himself in his right mind there will not be 
any of the monopolization of the spirit, for I believe that religion knows 
no nationality or geographical lines. We need to deal with thought in 
the pulpit and less voice. We must learn to meet the conflicts of life and 
resist them like lions at bay. Anything can and will, doubtless, float down 
the stream, but it takes a man to float up the stream against the tides and 
currents. The young ministers of the New Hope Missionary Baptist 
Association should not and must not be satisfied with the limited educa- 
tion of their fathers in the ministry. It is a rule of civilized nations for 
each nation to start where the other leaves off — each nation starting on 
the shoulders of its ancestors. I pray that young men will fill up the 
measure of their fathers and then reach for the climax beyond. 

I would advise the ministry to take less stock in the political parties, 
that is, do not go to the extremes in this measure. It is the dutj r of each 
citizen, minister included, to investigate his right or privilege to the 
ballot-box — this is one of the divine institutions — before casting his 
ballot. It is just as much the duty of the minister to vote as it is his 
duty to teach the people to be subject to the laws. The bounds of the 
minister, in my opinion, are somewhat limited. It is not expected that 
the doctor will stop his practice to engage in the law-making powers of 
the land, though there are some exceptions to the rule. It should be 
less expected and desired for the minister to leave his profession and 
"rough and tough" in politics. We as a people should remember that 
manhood and privilege do not consist in party or politics, but in prin- 
ciple. We should not sacrifice our principle for party or politics. I do 
not envy the fame of Napoleon, Caesar, Washington, Lincoln, Dewey or 
Sampson, but the name of David, Paul, Spurgeon, Talmage, Moody or 
Dixon would be more desirable. If there is any fame that I desire 
beyond that of another in this world, it is spiritual fame. One reason for 
this is, it is the spirit, a part of heaven below, which has the tendency 
to increase and mature at one clay in sanctification. I believe in the sanc- 
tification of the Holy Spirit, a gradual growing process each day to make 
our lives better, yea, better for the Master's use. I am of the opinion 
that God has a chosen people and they are they who will hear and obey 
his call. Possibly some young men have mistaken their calling by enter- 
ing the ministry, and some are out of the ministry as yet whom God has 
called to the Gospel ministry. I want the idea more prevalent that God 
wants more ministers and better ministers to engage in the evangelical 
work. The old ministers ought to be remembered, for they discommoded 
themselves in the early history of this Association. Many of the old 
veterans of the Cross, living and dead, fought these battles under many 
disadvantages. 



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I want to say that it is necessary to higher and better education that 
the pulpit may be predominant or in its true sense the place of light for 
the church communicants and visitors. There can be no reasonable 
excuse on the part of the young man who expects to enter the ministry 
for not obtaining an education. We have right here at our doors, almost, 
Shaw University. Any young man who desires to equip himself for the 
ministry can go and obtain any of these advantages. Dr. A. W. Pegues 
and Dr. A. Shepherd, the deans of this department, are fitted for the 
position and will take pride in prosecuting the theological work. There 
is a law and medical department in this institution of learning. Young 
men who desire to take any of these courses of study can be taught in 
this institution. There is also a missionary training department there, 
to train young women for the mission fields in the various parts of the 
land. Young men, prepare yourselves by taking the helmet of salvation, 
the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God. Oh! may there be 
some young men to catch the words of the old ministers as they pass 
away one by one into the eternal rest of salvation. May the Holy Spirit 
rest upon the saints of God until their mission is ended on earth. 

I remain yours, as ever, in the ministry, L. H. Hackxey. 

EOCK SPRING BAPTIST CHURCH. 

There was a difficulty with the Rock Spring Baptist Church as to who 
was their legal pastor, one faction claiming Rev. E. H. Cole to be the 
legal pastor, and the other claiming Bro. T. J. Edwards. This question 
was discussed in the Union meeting at Piney Grove Baptist Church, in 
October, 1899. After hearing statements from Rev. E. H. Cole and Bro. 
T. J. Edwards, the Union then appointed a committee, consisting of the 
following brethren, to sit with the Rock Spring Church for thorough 
investigation: Rev. L. H. Hackney, Rev. C. D. Hackney and Rev. J. H. 
Caldwell. 

The committee appointed met with the church Nov. 8th, 1899. Rev. 
J. H. Caldwell was appointed Moderator. After reading and invocation 
the case was taken up. Rev. E. H. Cole made his statement to the com- 
mittee, and members verified his statement. Bro. T. J. Edwards made 
his statement, and members verified his statement. The two factions 
each contended from evidence that their minister was legally elected 
pastor of the church. The council, after hearing the evidence from both 
factions, dismissed the church until the decision of the council was 
made up. 

The council unanimously agreed that Rev. E. H. Cole was the legal 
pastor of the Rock Spring Church, from the best evidence given by the 
church. The council also decided that Bro. T. J. Edwai'ds was not 
responsible for this difficulty in Rock Spring Church; that he was caused 
to believe by the faction which called him that they were the cor- 
rect church; he, T. J. Edwards, believing that they had written him the 
truth in the case, thereupon accepted the call. The council advised Bro. 
T. J. Edwards to withdraw his name from the pastorate of the said fac- 



28 

tion, which he did. The council also advised the two factions to come 
together and unite as one body in the church. 

This division in the church assigns the reason why Bro. T. J. Edwards' 
name was reported to the Association as pastor of the Rock Spring Bap- 
tist Church. 

The council feel that they did their duty in relation to the case, from 
the evidence presented before us. We prosecuted the case in the fear of 
the Holy Spirit, with all of its bearings. The churches need to watch for 
those who cause strife among them, to spot them, male or female, old or 
young, rich or poor, deacon or otherwise, and when found let the church 
have enough love for the cause, enough love for the Christian life, enough 
loyalty to the Master, enough moral backbone to enforce discipline; and 
this should be done at once, not waiting until a great breach has been 
made. "And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, for it is better," 
etc. Every church has its kickers, but each one should be very careful 
and let some one else do the kicking. Sometimes the pastors act 
cowardly in enforcing the church laws. We are too silent "for the sake 
of peace." Peace is not desirable at the expense of His glory. Jesus loved 
peace, but we remember that he once cleansed the temple. Let the 
churches in loyalty control the kickers or get rid of them. 

It is with the spirit of Christ that we present these remarks to the 
churches of the New Hope Association. We need a spirit of this kind 
throughout the entire Christian Church. Rock Spring Church, as well 
as other churches, should listen carefully to this Biblical instruction. We 
long to see a harmonious and a far more efficient spirit along this line in 
the Baptist churches. We beg to remain yours in the spirit, members of 
the council appointed, 

Rev. C. D. Hackney, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Rev. L. H. Hackney. 



29 

CONSTITUTION. 



1. This Association shall be called the New Hope Missionary Baptist 
Association. 

2. The Association shall meet annually and be composed of ordaini-d 
ministers belonging to said Association, and members belonging to the 
Association who, by presenting letters from their respective Churches 
certifying to their appointment, shall be entitled to seats. 

3. The number of delegates from each Church shall not exceed two. 

4. The letters from the Churches shall state the number baptized and 
the whole number of members. 

5. The number thus chosen shall sit as our advising council and shall 
have no power to infringe on any of the rights of the Churches. 

6. In its discussions and acts the Church shall recognize Christ as the 
only law-giver in Zion, and that every individual Church is an indepen- 
dent body with executive but not legislative power. 

7. It shall be the duty of this Association when requested by organ- 
ized Churches, to hear their grievances, give appropriate advice, or send 
Committees to aid them in their difficulties. If the minority of a Church 
is arraigned by the majority, upon application shall be entitled to the 
same consideration. Individual applications will not be entertained. 

8. The Association shall have power to withdraw from any Church 
that knowingly and wilfully departs from the orthodox principles of 
religion as taught by the Bible, and held by regular Baptists as the true 
teaching thereof. 

9. The officers of this Association shall be a Moderator and Clerk, to 
be elected by the suffrages of the members present. 

10. This Association shall have a Treasurer, who shall not intrust any 
money belonging to this Association, unless it is ordered by the Execu- 
tive Board. 

11. Baptist Churches, on application for admission into this Associa- 
tion, shall be received and their delegates seated, if satisfactory evidence 
is given that they are truly of our faith and order. 

12. Amendment to this Constitution may be made at any annual 
meeting, two-thirds of the members present concurring. 

13. This Association shall have a Ministerial Council composed of 
seven ordained ministers belonging to this Association, and no applicant 
shall be ordained unless four-sevenths of the Board are present. This 
section shall not be changed except by a two-thirds vote of the Associa- 
tion. 

14. No minister shall be ordained without first being qualified to read 
the Scripture with understanding and have a gift for the ministry. This 
section shall not be changed except by a two-thirds vote of the members 
present at the Association. 

15. This Association shall require subordinate Churches to pay two 
cents per capita for Association purposes, and two cents per capita for 
Missions. 



30 



16. The Ministerial Board shall prepare an examination upon the 
fundamental principles of education in the English language. All 
applicants must average 66f per cent, on all questions asked before being 
entitled to ordination. 

This Association shall meet annually on Tuesday after the first Sunday 
in October and adjourn Friday of same week. 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



CHURCHES. 



Roberts' Chapel 

Taylor's Chapel 

Haw River 

New Bethel 

Hickory Grove 

New Hill, First Baptist. 

Holly Grove 

Mount Moriah 

Chapel Hill, First Baptist 

Markham's Chapel 

Bassil's Creek 

Black River Grove 

Mount Olive 

Mount Zion, Chatham .. 

Harris' Grove 

Mt. Pleasant 

Bethlehem , 

Mount Moriah 

Antioch 

Kerr's Chapel 

Mount Sinai 

Union Chapel 

Mount Zion, Wake 

Lambert's Chapel 

Terrell's Creek 

Johnson's Grove 

Piney Grove 

First Baptist, Sanford... 

Oakland 

New Hope 

Fairmount 

Shiloh 

White Oak 

Rock Springs 

Ewing's Chapel 

Barbee's Cliapel 

Northeast Cliapel 



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Rev. M. << Ci;i Mi-i.Ku. 



31 



RULES OF DECORUM. 



1. This Association shall be opened and closed by prayer by the 
Moderator, or by some person at his request. 

2. The names of the delegates shall be enrolled by the Clerk, and 
called each day at the assembling of the Association. The proceedings 
of the previous meeting shall be read before other business. 

3. All questions before the Association shall be decided by the living 
voice, except a division is called for, then by rising. 

4. No member shall speak more than twice on the same subject with- 
out permission from the Moderator. 

5. It shall be the duty of members to obtain permission before leaving 
the Association. 

6. While a brother is speaking it shall be considered a breach of 
order for any member to pass between the Moderator and the speaker, 
or to engage in conversation, or in any way interfere with the speaker. 

7. Every member must arise and address the Moderator and confine 
himself strictly to the subject before the body; address no member by 
any appellation except that of a brother, and cast no reflections on any 
member. 

8. The Moderator shall have the same privileges of speaking as any 
other member, by calling some member temporarily to the chair, and 
when there, is a tie give the casting vote. 

9. Written queries from the Churches, or from members, or resolu- 
tions, must be twice read, and signed by the mover, before they are 
received for discussion. 

10. No motion without a second shall be received. The mover may 
withdraw his motion if it is done before it is voted upon. 

11. When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received but 
to adjourn, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, to lay on the table, or to 
amend, which several motions shall have precedence in the order in 
which they are named. 

12. When a motion has been carried, it shall be in order for any 
member who voted with the majority, to move for a reconsideration the 
same day. 

13. All Committees shall consist of three, unless otherwise ordered. 

14. The Clerk shall make out a list of the members appointed on each 
Committee, stating the subject to be reported upon, and hand to the 
Chairman as soon as practicable. 

15. Should any member violate any of the preceding Rules of Deco- 
rum, it shall be the duty of the Moderator to call him to order. If he 
fails to do so, any member of the body shall have the same privilege. 



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Moderator, Rev. M. W. BROWN, Apex, N. C. 
Vice-Moderator, Rev. J. N. DUNSTON, Morrisville, N. C, 
■Secretary, Rev. L. H. HACKNEY, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Treasurer, Rev. GEORGE W. MOORE, Raleigh, N. C. 

MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS 

Rev. M. W. Brown, President, Apex, N. C. 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Rev. J. H. Dunston, Morrisville, N. C. 
Rev. C. D. Hackney, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Rev. G. W. Moore, Raleigh, N. C. 
Rev. G. B. Perry, Durham, N. C. 
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MINUTES 

OF THE 

Thirty-First (Annual Session 

OF THE 

cHevo Hope 
cMissionary - 'Baptist - (Association, 

HELD WITH THE 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 

SANFORD. N. C, 

October jtll, Stli, 9tl] arid LOtli, 1902. 



OFFICERS 

Rev. M. W. Brown, Moderator, 

J. H. Dunston. Vice-Moderator, 
L. H. Hackney, Secretary, - 
G. W. Moore, Treasurer, 



Apex, N. C. 
Morrisville, " 
Chapel Hill, " 
Raleigh, " 



MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARD 



Rev. M. W. Brown, President, 
L. H. Hackney, Secretary, 
" J H. Dunston, 
" CD. Hackney. - 
" G. \V. Moore. 
•' G. B. Perry, 

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Apex. N. C. 
Chapel Hill, 
Morrisville, 
Chapel Hill. 

Raleigh, 

Durham, 
Chapel Hill, 



PROCEEDINGS 
OF THE 
Thirty-First Annual Session of the New Hope Mis- 
sionary Baptist Association. 



FIRST DAY— Tuesday morning Session. 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association met in its 
thirty-first annual session with the First Baptist church at 
Sanford, N. C, October 7th, 1902. The religious exercises 
were conducted by Revs. M. W. Brown and E. D. Kirby. 

Hymn 987, "A few more years shall roll," etc., was sung. 
Read 12th chapter of Revalatious. Invocation by Rev. C. D. 
Hackney. Song — "I love thy Kingdom, Lord," etc. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, the Moderator, introduced the praise 
services. Revs. J. H. Dunston, C. D. Hackney, Thadius 
Jones and Bro, Jones Scott participated. 

Also remarks of interest touching upon the spiritual growth 
of the work in the different fields since the meeting of the 
last Association. 

The Moderator then introduced Rev. J. R. Ramsuer, pastor 
of the Presbyterian church and Rev. Wilson Murray, pastor 
of the A. M. E. church, Sanford, N. C. 

The Moderator announced recess for ten minutes, after 
whi:h the religious services were conducted by Rev. F. B. 
Baldwin. Song — hymn 715, "I am not ashamed to own my 
Lord," etc. Read 11 Psalm. Invocation by Rev. F, B. 
Baldwin. Song — hymn 58. 

Rev. H. S. Fuller, of Durham, N. C, who was appointed 
to the last Association to preach the introductory sermon was 
on the sick list, therefore he was not present, Rev, C. D. 
Hackney was appointed by the Moderator to fill the vacancy. 
Rev. C. D. Hackney took for his text Heb. 13:8. His sermon 
was practical and with much interest which stirred the hearts 
of the brethren much. Prayer by Rev. M. D. Brown. 



The committee on hours of meetings made report which 
was adopted. (See report). 

The meeting then adjourned until \y 2 o'clock, p. m. 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session. 

Met according to adjournment. The devotional exercises 
were conducted by Bro. J. A. Dowdy. Hymn 369 sung. 
Read 23rd Psalm. Prayer, Bro. Dowdy. 

The Moderator then announced the house ready tor busi- 
ness. 

The enrollment of delegates and permanent organization was 
ordered. 

On motion the same Ministerial and Executive Board was 
elected for the year 1903. 

On motion the following officers were elected : Rev. M. D. 
Brown, Moderator; Rev. J. H, Dunston, Vice-Moderator; Rev. 
L. H. Hackney, Secretary; Rev. G. W. Moore, Treasurer. 

Hon. W. H. Quick was introduced to the Association. Mr. 
Quick is one of our best lawyers. He is one of the first grad- 
uates of Shaw University. He made some pointed remarks. 

Rev. M. H. Barnes and Prof, A. J. Neville were introduced 
to the Associa't'on. 

Rev, M. D. Brown, the Moderator, the acting pastor for the 
church in the absence of Rev. S. W. Dockery, who was com- 
pelled to be away at the same time to meet his association, 
extended a cordial welcome to the delegates to the church, 
the homes, hospitalities, etc. Revs. J. H. Dunston and B. F. 
Hopkins both made pointed remarks in response to the able 
address of the acting pastor, 

Monday Night, October 6th, 1903. 

Rev. B. F. Hopkins, of Chapel Hill, preached quite an inter- 
esting sermon from Psalms 51:10. The seimon was full of 
spiritual food for the children of God. 

A collection was then taken for the First Baptist church 
building at Sanford amounting to $4.50. The Moderator 
stated that he had been requested by Rev, S. W. Dockery to 
take charge of the churjh during the sitting of the Association 



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and act as pastor for him since he was necessitated to be 
away. This the Moderator did, and won quite an influence 
with the congregation. This give him a call as pastor within 
thirty days after the adjournment of the Association. This 
makes his second pastorate of this church, he having served 
them onced before for a great many years. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Rev. M. W. Brown. Rev. E. D. Kirby, Rev. C. D. Hack- 
ney, Rev. L. H. Hackney, Rev. W. H. Stuart, Rev. T. B. 
Baldwin, Rev. Thadius Jones, Rev. E. M. Mason, Rev. G B. 
Perry, Rev. J. H. Dunston, Rev. B. F. Hopkins, Rev W. T. 
Craven, Rev. F. D. Herrington, Rev. G. W. Moore, Rev. J. 
H. Caldwell, Rev. A. L. Whitted. Rev. D. J. Emerson, Rev. 
R. T. Kingsbury. 

VISITING MINISTERS. 

Rev. N. F. Roberts, D. D. Rev J. A. Whitted. D. D. Rev. 
A. B. Nincent, A. M., Rev. L. T, Christmas, A. M. 

MINISTERS NOT PRESENT. 

Rev. R. P. Wynn, Rev. H. S. Fuller, Rev. A. Durham, Rev. 
H. C. Jones, Rev. J. J. Jones, Sr. Rev. J. J. Jones, Jr., Thos. 
Edwards, 

LICENTIATE MINISTERS PRESENT. 

Bro. J. A. Dowdy, Philmore, Stuart, A. H, Chisolm, M. W. 
Womach, H. H. Hackney. Bro. D. H. Broods, W. B. Alston, 
D. H. Hannah, Bro. G. W. McGee, Bro. Boston Chalmers, 
Bro. R. D. Brooks, Bro. T. H. Strayhorn, Prof. T. H. Camp- 
bell, L. B. Prince. 

DELEGATES. 

Brothers H. J. Jones, Henderson Oldham, J. L. Horton, E. 
L. Horton. L. Mitchell, Rev. J. H. Dunston Sandy Mason, H. 
M. Murphy, Rev. Thadius Jones, J. H. McLeod, A. H. Chisolm, 
C. B. Chalmers, K. D. McNeill, Philmore Stuart, A. Cutts, J.' 
H. Scott, Prof. B. H. Cole, Rev. C. D. Hackney, Robert Oat- 
ney, D. Mayo, J. A. Dowdy, Stephen Alston, Lewis Webb, 



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H. B. Brewer, E. F. Graves, W. G. Glover, G. A. Alston, S. 
T. Tuck, L. W. Waddell, J. E. Marks, D. T. Bland, F. W. 
Williams, D. H. Brooks, Fev. W. T. Craven, Gaston Foxe, 
O. H. Hannah, W. D. Alston, Henry Johnson, C. L. Jordan, 
W. J. Betts, W. M. Adkins, M. W. Womach, H. H. Stroud, 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Manly J. Fuller. 

FIRST DAY— Night Session. 

Reading by Rev. W. H, Stuart and invocation. Rev. D. J, 
Emerson came forward and delivered the welcome address to 
the Association. The address was one of stirring interest 
and carried with it a force of great power. On motion a vote 
of thanks was tendered Bro. Emerson for the most hospitable 
address given to this our laudable budy. 

Rev. G. B. Perry of Durham, who was appointed to preach 
the Missionary Sermon in this sitting was found at his post 
of duty. He was assisted by Revs. J. H. Dunston and G. W. 
Moore. Read John 17, invocation by Bro. Dunston. Hymn 
369, "Amazing sight the Savior stands," etc. Text, John 
17:18. Theme: Reproduction of the life of Christ. Rev. 
Perry taught us in tne lesson that the mission must be an in- 
dividual work before it can become general. And when indi- 
viduals feel their responsibility to the mission tnen the church- 
es will have a mission spirit. Rev. Perry seems to be a na- 
tural born missionary. Prayer by Rev. E. M. Mason. Col- 
lection raised by Rev. G. W. Moore for Home Missions to the 
amount of $10.56. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

The Association assembled at the hour of 9:30 oclock, a. m. 
Rev. B. F. Hopkins of Chapel Hill, conducted the religious 
exercises. Hymn 218 sung. Read 1st Psalm, invocation by 
Rev. J. H. Dunston. Also sung hymn 407. 

The Moderator then announced the house ready for busi- 
ness. The roll was then called and the minutes of the pre- 
vious meeting were read and approved. Rev. J. H. Ramsuer, 
j>astor of the Presbyterian church at Sanford, made some very 



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interesting remarks to the Association for the up-lifting of fall- 
en humanity. 

The Treasurer, Rev. George W. Moore of Raleigh, made 
his annual report. On motion the report was received and 
adopted. (See report). The Association decided to furnish 
Rev. Moore his stationery as treasurer of the Association. 

The Moderator appointed Rev. D. J. Emerson and Pro'. B. 
N. Cole reading clerks of the Association. 

The Moderator made his appointments of the various com- 
mittees. 

We then adjourned until 1:30 o'clock, p. m. 

SECOND DAY— Evening Session. 

The religious services were conductei by McGray. Read 
John 1:1-12. Prayer by Bro. McGray. Singing spiritual 
hymn by the congregation. 

The Moderator announced the house ready for business. 

The minutes of the forenoon session were read and approved. 

The committee on time and place of next meeting of Asso- 
ciation made their repoit. (See report;. 

On motion the report was received and adopted. 

Dr. J. A. Whitted, General Missionary of North Carolina 
was introduced to the Association and spoke verv pointedly 
to the body. 

On motion Dr. Whitted was given from 3:30 to 4:30 o'clock 
this afternoon to address this laudable body. 

On motion a committe was appointed to revise the constitu- 
tion. 

Dr. George W. Moore, Sunday School Missionary of North 
Carolina, was introduced to the Association. Bro. Moore rep- 
resents the American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia. 
He made his work simple and practical in all its forms, and 
reached the hearts of all who heard him. The Association 
took a collection for the benefit of the American Baptist Pub 
lication Society. Rev. Moore is a fair specimen of a thorough- 
bred missionary and educator of his race. 

Dr. J. A. Whitted, Genera! Missionary of the State then 
came forward to address the Association according to previous 



notice Rev. Cr. W'nitted, who has been for years in 
the cooperation plan has thoroughly identified himself 
with the work. The Baptists have not a more educated, con- 
secrated and lover of his race than Rev. J. A. Whitted, D. D. 
He believes in standing by our best white friends let them be 
North or Soj<"h. He teaches that we shouldn't forget those 
who have done and are still doing so much for our race. He 
believes in the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of 
God. A collection was taken for the benefit of his worK 
amounting to $15.10. 

On motion the resolution to raise money for the Lott .Gary 
Foreign Missionary Gonvention was adopted. (See report). 
They voted to make the amount $50.00 tor the next fiscal 
year. Rev. J. H. Dunston, Morrisville, will take pleasure in 
handling your Foreign Mission money. 

Rev. J. C. Cox of the Zion Methodist church, and Rev, 
J. W. Turner, were introduced to the body and spoke in praise 
of the wot king capacity of the brethren and the love which 
seemed to have possession of each heart in the Association. 

The Association then adjourned until 7:30 o'clock, p. m. 

Night Session. 

The devocation was conducted by Rev. L. T. Christmas of 
Raleigh. Invocation by Dr. Christmas. 

Ur. N, F. Roberts, Vice-President of Shaw University was 
introduced to the Association by the Moderator, who told of 
his gladness of tie presence of Dr. Roberts since they were 
school beys together at Shaw University. 

The Dr. discussed the subject of education in the following 
manner. 1. The home. 2, The School. 3. The church. 
Be gave to each point its proper light which made the hearts 
of his hearers glad. The Dr. shows the marks of being every 
inch a thorough educator of his race. He is a fair specimen 
to bring the reproduction of the late Dr. H. M. Tupper, the 
first president of Shaw Universify. He also spoke of the 
theological department and emphasized the thoroughness and 
proper training of young men who expect to preach the gos- 
pel. A collection was taken for the benefit of the Theologi- 



cal department of Shaw University which amounted to $10.13. 
Rev. J. H. Dunston paid $1.00, Rev. L. H. Hackney paid 
$1.00; Rev. A. Whitted pledged 50c.; Bro. C. B. Chalmers 
pledged 50c. and Bro. Robert Oatney paid 50c for the Theo- 
logical department of >haw University. 

The Association then adjourned until Thursday morning at 
9:30 o'clock. 

THIRD DAY— MORNING SESSION. ■ 

The Association assembled at the hour of 9.30 a. m. 

The religious exercises were conducted by Rev. J, W. Tur- 
ner. 

The roll was called after the minutes of the previous ses- 
sion were read and approved. 

The committee on annual sermons made report (See report) 
whicn was adopted. 

On motion the report of committee on revisal of Constitu- 
tion was received and adopted. (See report.) 

Dr. N. F. Roberts made some very interesting points on 
the organization of Christ's church and its success. He said 
the thing the colored people needed was thorough organiza- 
tion. Said we should work for the right things of the world, 
but we should not :ontend for them at the expense of the 
church. Material things are all right, yet they belong in their 
place. We sang "Standing on the promises of God." 

Rev. J, W. Turner was then introduced who made quite an 
interesting address along the line of reading. He represented 
the Baptist Sentinel, our State organ. He spoke in the high- 
est terms of praise of New Hope Association. Bro. Turner is 
one of the most promising young ministers in the State and 
he is destined to become one of our brightest lights in the 
Baptist denomination. 

Dr. N. F. Roberts spoke of the Sentinel, saying that the 
Baptists of the State could not afford to neglect their own 
paper which throws so much light upen the Baptist denomi- 
nation. 

On motion the sermon which Rev. J. H. Dunston was to 
preach at 11 o'clock be deferred until to-night at 8. 



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On motion Rev. L. Christmas represented his work in the 
Association. He believes in the home training of the children. 
Bro. Christmas is one of the alumni of Shaw University. His 
lecture was one of intelligence. He sold quite a number of 
his pamphlets setting forth his mission. 

Adjourned until 1:30 o'clock, p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association assembled at the appointed hour. 

The religious services conducted bv the Moderator and Rev. 
A. L. Whitted of Hillsboro. 

On motion the matter of donations was referred to the Min- 
isterial and Executive Board for their consideration. 

On motion that a program be prepared for the next sitting 
of the Association. 

On motion the welcome address by Rev. D. J. Emerson was 
ordered to be published in the minutes. He delivered this 
address on the part of the citizens of Sanford. 

Hon. W. H. Quick, our Sanford colored lawyer, delivered 
quite an historical address, giving many events connected 
with the colored race. On motion the Association gave Mr. 
Quick a vote of thanks. 

On motion the Association endrosed the Rev. L. F, Christ- 
mas' work. He said he vvas working tor the good of the 
wnole people, both white and colored. Collection $1.15, and 
he sold many of his pamphlets. We wish him success in his 
work in up-lifting fallen humanity. 

The Association then adjourned until 7:30 p, m. 
Night Session. 

The hour having arrived for preaching Rev. J. H. Darston, 
who was appointed to preach, was found at his post. He was 
assisted by Rev. L. F. Christmas. John 3rd w^s read. Pray- 
er by Rev. Dunston. Singing, "Come thou fount of every 
blessing. Text John 3:7, "Ye must be born again. He 
preached to us one of his best sermons, which animated the 
hearts of his hearers generally. Prayer by Rev. Christmas. 
We then sung "Am 1 a soldier of the cross." A collection 
was then taken in the interest of ti e Association amounting 
to $5.12. 



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he has Returned. 
Prof. T. H. Campbell who joined the Methodist church three 
years ago has returned to the Baptist church. He seated that 
he hadn't seen any satisfaction since leaving the Baptist 
church. He united with the First Baptist church of Chapel 
Hill. He desires for the Baptists throughout the State to 
know that he is with them, and with them to stay until death. 
No young minister who expects to preach the word of God 
can stand on a foundation firmer than that of the Missionary 
Baptist. No one who would preach could possibly make a 
mistake as to the Missionary church being the correct church 
of Christ. No greater church has ever existed than the Bap- 
tist church. 

FOURTH DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

The Association convened at 0:30 a. m. 

The religious exercises conducted by Bro. Boston Chalmers. 
Read 1st Psalm. Prayer by Rev. R. T. Kingsbury/ 

The Moderator then announced the house ready for busi- 
ness. After the calling of the roll the minutes of the previous 
meeting was read and approved. 

The Association spent thirty minutes in a praise meeting. 
Many expressions were made by the different brethren. We 
then went into business, 

Rev. E. D. Kirby presented to the Association the question 
of industrial education. The Brother stated that the Associa- 
tion should have industrial graded schools within its bounds. 

At this point several committees made reports. 

Prof. A. B. Vincent of Raleigh, was introduced to the As- 
sociation. He made his introduction quite interesting by giv- 
ing us one of his best speeches along the line of christian de- 
velopment. 

Rev. Ramsuer, pastor- of the Presbyterian church, replied 
in fitting words for the occasion. He thanked God for such a 
ministerial force having met in the town of Sanford. 

Rev. J. W. Turner, Missionary from the western part of the 
State, presented his work before the Association. 

On motion Reys. J. H. Dunston, L. H. Hackney and C. D. 



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HacKney were appointed delegates to the Baptist Educational 
Convention at Smithfieki. 

On motion Lambert's Chapel church was excused from 
paying the balance due on their annua! assessment. 

On motion the Association voted to the sexton of the church 
the sum of $2.00 for services. 

On motion a collection was taken for Lambert's church 
building amounting to $2.00. 

The Association took a collection to send Bro. Osborn Han- 
nah home amounting to 67c. 

The Association adjourned until 2:30 p. m. 

Afternoon Session. 

The Association assembled at 2:30 p. m. The devotional 
services conducted by Bro. A. F. Chisolm. The Moderator 
declared the house ready for business. 

The licentiate ministers, by their request, desired to hold a 
short session that they might be able to form themselves into 
a societv to better their educational facilities. They decided 
to have a. treasury, and each one to pay into that treasury 
from lime to time such amount as they be able, and that the 
ministers send the two who may make the best average in 
their annual examinations to Shaw University to prepare 
themselves for the ministry. Rev. J. H. Dunston was unani- 
mously elected treasurer of the Young Ministers Educational 
Society. Half of the pledges must be paid by the Union 
meeting, Nov. 1902. 

A collection was taken for the benefit of the Baptist church 
at Mebanesville amounting to $2.09, The Mt. Monah Baptist 
church at Mebanesville is one ol our strongest churches and 
snould so be recognized by the Baptists of the State. 

The Moderator requested that the churches that are behind 
in their associational representation send in the balance due at 
once to the Secretary, Rev. L. H. Hackney, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
The money is much needed in prosecuting the worK. Hope 
the churches will see that this money will reach the secre- 
tary's office at once. 



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Night Session. 

Revs. A. B. Vin:ent and J. W. Turner conducted the de- 
votional exercises. Bro. Vincent proceeded to his lecture. 
Subject: "Chaff and wheat." He made the lecture very ani- 
mating indeed, 

Dro. D. J. Emerson was then ordained. The ordination 
prayer was offered by Rev. J. H. Caldwell of Chapel Hill. 
The charge was given by Rev. A: B. Vincent of Raleigh. We 
then sang a spiritual song while we extended to him the right 
hand of fellowship to the ministerial forces in the New Hope 
Baptist Association. 

We then give to Rev. Vincent a collection amounting to 
$9.06 for the Tupper memorial building. Quite a numDer of 
brethren subscribed to this memurial building. We hope the 
agent for this building success. 

Resolved, That the New Hope Missionary Baptist Associa- 
tion commends the work of the American Baptist Publication 
Society, and that we urge our churches and Sunday schools 
to take its Sunday school periodicals and other publications, 
and to contribute regularly to the support of its Missionary 
department. 

REV. M. W. BROWN, Moderator. 

REV. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 



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APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER. 

T901. Balance on hand. - .39 

Oct. 9. Received at the Association at Apex, $115.57 



Total amount, - $115.96 

DISBURSEMENTS. 
I9OI. 
Oct. 11. To Rev. J. H. Dunston, money 
borrowed on church property 
at Pittsboro, - - - $53.00 
Oct. 12. To Rev. M. W. Brown to repre- 
sentee Association attheState 
Educational Convention at 
Lumberton, - - - 6.00 

" To Rev. M. W. Brown, his trav- 
eling expenses, - - 6.00 
" To Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secre- 
tary's salary, - - 15.00 
" To Rev. L. H. Hackney, for print- 
ing stationery, - - 5.4$ 
" To Rev. L. H. Hackney, sexton 

of church at Apex. - - 2.00 

Mch5,'o2. To Rev. I.. H. Hackney, print- 
ing Minutes New Hope Asso- 
ciation ... . 27,00 



Total amount, - - $11445 

Balance on hand, - - - $1.51 

REV. GEO. W. MOORE, Treasurer. . 



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WELCOME ADDRESS. 

Mr. President, co-laborers and workers : I feel honored in 
welcoming you to our firesides and the chivalric hearted peo- 
ple, to their confidence and care, the distinguished and wor- 
thy delegates to the thirty-first annual session of the New 
Hope Missionary Baptist Association, who have gathered here 
from the four points of the State. Observation will teach 
you that there resides here hospitable people, and that their 
latch strings are on the outside of their doors. "We are pleas- 
ed to have you in our midst. We shall and do deem it an 
honor to entertain you, minister to your wants during your 
sojourn here. Our town is becoming very famous with beau- 
tiful women, fast horses, fine teachers, elegant preachers and 
lawyers. We glory in the fame of our noble women, our elo- 
quent sons and, in fact, the living and tlae dead, the names of 
men known throughout the length and breadth of the land for 
generous fidelity and patriotism. You are in the strongholds 
of Christianity. Here an hundred loyal hearts beat in unison 
with yours at the sacred shrines that are the soutces of 
Christ's strength, prosperity and fame. I extend to you an 
old fashion North Carolina welcome, and in doing so permit 
me the liberty to turn asic'e to congratulate our race upon the 
wonderous progress upon the glorious pages written by it in 
the history of the Republic's greatness. Upon the field of 
battle, at the mercantile counter, around the fireside, on the 
hustings, in the student's chamber, in the laboratory and in 
competiton with the proudest and best, of the land. We have 
demonstrated our capacity and ability both in times of peace 
and war. I glory in the fact the first gun fired in the great 
Revolutionary struggle was fired by a negro. We stood all 
right for our country during the Revolutionary war, in stormy 
times of 1812 and in the age vhen treason thundered at the 
gates of the National capitol and when it seemed that the 
great republic would be swept from the map of the nation. 
We fought and died that the glory of our country might wave 
over the land of the free. John Calhoun once said that if 
the negro could master tlae Greek alphabet he would believe 
him capable of a higher order of civilization. He has master- 



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ed it and didn't stop there, but has written the book, and all 
such Universities as Howard, Princeton, Yale, Shaw, Biddle, 
Livingston and all high schools, which space will not permit 
me to mention, use it. Again, the currency of our country 
is not good to-day without the signature of a negro. From 
the slave to the place where the currency of the land is not 
good without a black man's signature is a marvelous progress. 
Some years ago in Chicago a negro boy invented a gun that 
will revolutionize modern warefare and demonstrates that 
each endowed with inventive genius. Some years back a 
negro boy at Howard University, in competition with the most 
cultivated intelligence of the bluish Dlood of the Anglo Saxon 
race, by genius and industry of the highest order uf merit, 
carried away the class oratoryship. We helped to dear the 
forests of this country, to erect the mighty buildings, to lay 
its great railroads which intersects the country like spider 
webs, and we are proud of it. I welcome you here to-day 
and feel like that you will leave our church in the gospel or- 
der of God, and pray God that your stay with us may spring 
up and be the cause of many souls coming to Christ. As I 
scan over this grand body I can see intelligence, I can see a 
higher education. If you look high you will see the five na- 
tionalities of the world — white, Dlack, red, Malays and the 
American negro, and no race has made the progress of the 
negro, for the same length of time. We are blessed with 
some of the best societies in the country — the Odd Fellows 
with friendship, love and truth, the Royal Knights with the 
royalties, the Pithians with their mighty host o. c knights of 
old, and last but not least the Free and Accepted Ancient 
Free Masons with their millions coming out of the genius of 
Jehosephat, carrying them up to Jerusalem putting them for 
the building, We dor.'t see anything to down us with Quick 
as a lawyer, Ramsuer as a minister, Cox, Munay, Dockery 
as ministers, backed up by Brown, Hackney, Moore, Duns- 
ton and a host of others holding the blood of Christ who died 
that we might have a right to the tree of life. Brethren of 
the Association, we the members of Sanford Baptist church, 
and the communicants of the many religious bcdiesin the town 



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and the people generally of this country bide you to do a 
mighty work while in Sanford. I beg to remain yours for 
Heaven. 

REV. D. J. EMERSON. 



MINISTERS' ASSOCIATION. 

Bro. W. B. Alton. $5.00; Bro. G. W. McRay, #5.00; Bro. 
A. H. Chisholm, $5.00; Bro, M. W. Womach, $1.50; Bro. 
Philip Scuart, $1.50; Bro. H. H. Hackney, $5.00. These 
young ministers made the above pledges to assist themselves 
in obtaining an education at Shaw University or some other 
religious training school. 

RECEIPTS. 

Received of the New Hope Association for the Theological 
department of Shaw Uniyersity, Ten ($10.13) dollars and 
thirteen cents. Sanford, N. C,, Oct. 8, 1902. 

N. F. ROBERTS. 

Received of New Hope Baptist Association Fifteen dollars 
and ten cents Mission money in behalf of the Educational and 
Missionary Convention of North Carolina. Sanford, N. C, 
Oct. 7, 1902. 

J. A. WHITTED, Cor. Sec'ty. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



OBITUARIES. 



We, your Committee on Obituaries, beg leave to make the 
following report : Deaths occurred since last Association, 
New Hope i, Chapel Hill 2, Mt. Olive 3, Mt. Zion 7, New 
Bethel, West Durham, 1, Mt. Moriah 2, Haw River 2, New 
Hill 3, Mt. Zion, Wake, 1, Roberts' Chapel 4, Shiloh 2, Mt. 
Sinai 6, Taylor's Chapel 3, Red Hill 1, Hickory Grove 2, 
Bethlehem 1, Bassil Creek 2. 

ON YOUNG MINISTERS EDUCATION. 

We, your Committee on Young Ministers Examination, beg 
to report : Bro. J. A. Dowdy, Theology 50, Science 45 ; Bro. 
H. H. Hackney, Theology 45, Science 35 ; Bro. Philip Stuart. 
Theology 60, Science 40; Bro. W. B. Alston, Theology 48, 
Science 50; Bro. R. D.BrooKs, Theology 60, Science 50; Bro. 
A. H. Chisholm, Theology 45, Science 40; Bro. Boston Chal- 
mers, Theology 45, Science 40; Bro. George McRay, Theolo- 
gy 55, Science 50; Bro. Madison Womach, Theology 40, Sci- 
ence 35; Bro. D. H. Brooks, Theology 42, Science 40; Bro. 

C. Iv. Jordan, Theology 50, S:ience 45. 

Rev. G. B. Perry, 
Rev. J. H. Dunston, 
Rev. B. F. Hopkins, 

Committee. 

ON SERMONS. 

We, your Committee on Annual Sermons, beg leave to 
make the following report: Rev. J. H. Cald>vell preach the 
introductory sermon Wednesday at 11 a. m., assisted bv Rev. 

D. J. Emerson. Rev. G. W. Moore to lecture Thursday at 
11 a. m. Rev. L. H. Hackney to preach an educational ser- 



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mon Thursday at 2 p. m., assisted by Rev. H. S. Fuller. Rev. 
M. W. Brown to preach Missionary sermon on Friday at 2 p. 
rn., assisted by Rev. W. H. Stuart. 

A. H. Riggsbee, 
H. J. Jones, 
E. L. Horton, 1 

Geo. Aeston, 

Committee. 

ON CONSTITUTION. 
We, your Committee on Revisal of the Constitution, beg 
leave to submit the following report : That Article 15th be so 
changed as to read "This Association shall meet annually on 
Wednesday after the first Sunday in October and adjourn 
Friday of the same week. Respectfully submitted. 

Rev. G. W. Moore, 
" J. H. Caedweee. 
Bro. H. J. Jones, 

Committee. 

ON TIME AND PLACE. 
We, your Committee on time and place, beg leave to re- 
port: The Committee has agreed to send the Association to 
the Shiloh Baptist church in its next annual sitting, on Wed- 
nesday after the first Sunday in October, IQ03. 

H. M. Murphy, 
L. W. Waddeel, 
E. F, Graves, 
C. L. Jordan, 
C. B. Chalmers, 

Committee. 

RESOLUTION. 
Whereas, the Lott. Carey Foreign Missionary Convention 
will meet in the First Baptist church at Winston, N. C. in its 
next annual session, be it 

Resolved, That this Association go on record by raising the 
amount of $50.00 for the next year for Missions, 
Repectfully submitted. 

G. W. Moore, 
Sunday School Missionary for N. C. 



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MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

The Ministerial and Executive Board have endeavored to 
act wisely in all matters coming before it for consideration. It 
is the spirit of the Board to give ample satisfaction to all 
reasonable-minded men in matters brought before it for its 
action. The Word of God is the standard by which the 
Board endeavors to act. The Word of God, accompanied by 
the Holv Spirit, is our only guide tor action, "And take the 
helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the 
Word of Gad." 

There being some scandalous reports on Rev. C. D. Hack- 
ney, in the neighborhood of Hickory Grove Baptist church, 
Rev. M. W. Brown, the president of the Board, Rev. G. B. 
Perry, together with such assistance as they thought neces- 
sary to take with them to meet the Hickory Grove church and 
investigate the reports. Revs. G. B, Perry, L. H. Hackney, 
J. H. Caldwell and J. J. Jones met the church in conference 
on Saturday, Feb. 8th, 1902. We then, together with the 
church and its pastor, Rev. B. F. Hopkins, took the evidence 
for and against him. We weighed every tning carefully 
and did not leave a stone unturned in the investigation. 
The Ministerial and Executive Board met with the Shiloh Bap- 
tist church, Saturday, March 15th, 1902. A report was made 
by Rev. L. H. Hackney (written affidavit) to the Board of the 
Rev. C. D. Hackney's case at Hickory Grove church. Here 
the Board investigated the affidavit and other atatements by 
the brethren. The entire membership of the Board was pres- 
ent. We had to our assistance the Rev. J. J. Jcnes of Chap- 
el Hill, and a c ter having thoroughly investigated the evidence 
the Board decided that there was not sufficient evidence to 
warrant an expulsion. The Board, therefore, recommended 
to Haw River Baptist church, of which Rev. C. D. Hackney 
is a member, to dismiss the case in favor of Rev, C. D. Hack- 
ne}-. There was doubtless some false evidence endeavored 
to be made truth in the case, but the Board having the eye 
of an eagle espied sin at a distance. We learn from the church 
at Haw River that she has accepted the recommendation of 



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the Board, Thank God He has a reserved host that does not 
how their kee to Baal, and we verily believe that a part of 
that host help to compose the New Hope Missionary Baptist 
Association. 

The Board met again Thursday night, week of the Associa- 
tion, in the Congregationali^t church. Bro. D. J. Emerson, 
one of our young ministers who is a member of the Roberts 
Chapel church, came before the Board for ordination. After 
the examination he was unanimously recommended for ordin- 
ation. He was ordained to the gospel ministry on Friday 
night, October ioth, 1902. Ordination invocation by Rev. 
J. H. Caldwell, charge given by Rev. A. B. Vincent. The 
Board with the other ministers present extended the right 
hand of fellowship to Bro. Emerson making him welcome to 
our ministerial privileges. 

The Board decided to put a missionary in the field. Rev. 
G. B. Perry was made the choice for missionary. Pledges 
for missionary support. Rev. L. H, Hackney $10,00, Rev. J. H. 
Dunston $10.00, Rev. M. W. Brown $8.00, Rev. J. H. Cald- 
weli $3.00, Rev. C. D. Hackney $3.00. The Board agreed 

to give the Missions fifteen dollars per month. 

i he Board received a letter from Rev. R. P. Wynn, Dur- 
ham, making complaint against Rev. C. D. Hackney's morals. 
It decided to dismiss the letter and that Revs. Wynn ;^nd 
Hackney get together and adjust the matter between them- 
selves according to Math. 18 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell made his report as pastor of the Pitts- 
boro church (Cule's Chapel;. 

The Board decided that hereafter any petition fur collec- 
tions from the various applications made to any of our eccle- 
siastical bodies of which this Board has control shall be made 
through at least three members of this Board, and the Board 
must make the donation. 

The Board then adjourned to meet again on Friday before 
the 5th. Sunday in- Nov. with the Union meeting at New Hill. 

Benediction by Rev. J. H. Dunston. 

The Board met with the Union meeting at New Hill, Oct. 
26th, 1902. Rev. J. H. Caldwell resigned the Pittsboro church 



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(Cole's Chapel). The Board placed the pastorate of this 
church in the hands of our Missionary, Rev. G. B. Perry, for 
the next fiscal year. His pastorate of this church wil! he 
credited as other mission work done in the field by the Mis- 
sionary, receiving the same pay in proportion to the amount 
of work done. The Board has decided to pay the Missionary 
fifteen ($15.00) dollars per month, allowing him his months 
by the visit, as the work demands from time to time. 
Orders signed since Oct. 10th. iqot : 

1901 . 

Dec. 30. To Rev. J. H. Caldwell for pastorate work 

at Pittsboro, - - - - - $ 7.50 

" " Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Sec'tys salary, - 2.00 
" " " " " repairing church at 

1902. Pittsboro, - - - 11.50 
Mch 30, To Rev. J. H Caldwell, Sec'ys salary, - 2.00 

" " " " " for pastorate work 

at Pittsboro, - - - 10.27 

June 29. To Rev. B. F. Hopkins for song ballads, a 

part of Sunday's collection, - - 1.50 

" To sexton at Mebanesville church, - - 1.50 

" " Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Sec'tys salary, - 2.00 

" " " " " for pastorate work 

1 901. at Pittsboro, - - - 11.25 
Oct. 11, To Rev. J. H. Dunston, for borrowed mon- 
ey (1900), - - 53.00 

" To Rev. M. vV. Brown, representing New 

Hope Association at State Convention, 6.00 
" " His travelling expenses, - 6.00 
Oct. 12. To Rev. L. H. Hackney, Sec'tys salary. 15. 00 
" " Rev. L. H. Hackney, for printing sta- 
tionery, - - - 5.45 
To Bro. L. VI. Mitchell sexton of the church 

1902. (Union chapel ), - - - 2.00 
Mch. 5. To Rev. L. H. Hackney, for printing Min- 
utes of the Association, - 27.00 

Oct. 12.' To Rev, G. W. Moore, to supplement the 

amount of $5.00, - .90 

To Rev. E. D. Kirby, for Mission work at 

Carthage, as pastor, - - - 5.00 

" To Bro. Henry Murphy, sexton, - 2.00 

" To Rev. J. H. Caldwell tor Mission work at 

Pittsboro, as pastor, - - - - 21.50 
" To Rev. L H. Hackney, incidentals, 5.56 



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To " " " delegate to Baptisst 

State Convention, - - 7.00 

To Rev. L. H, Hackney, represent the As- 
sociation in Baptist State Convention, - 10.00 
To Rev. J. H. Dunston, delegate to Bap- 
tist State Convention, - - - 5.00 
Nov. 28. To Rev. L. H. Hackney, Sect'ys salary, - 2.00 
To Rev. L. H. Hackney, for Orphanage 

Asylum, Oxford, - - 1.00 

To Rev. G. B. Perry for Missionary won* 

done in the field, - - 5.00 

We most humbly submit above report. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, President, 
" L. H. Hackney, Secretary, 
" CD. Hackney, 
" G. W, Moore, 
" G. W. Perry, 
" J. H. Caldwele, 
" J. H. Dunston, 
Ministerial and Executive Board. 

REPORT OF SECRETARY. 

The Secretary ordered one thousand covers from the Amer- 
ican Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, but owing to 
some mistake by the printer he failed to print Dut five hun- 
dred minutes. These minutes were distributed among the 
churches according to their membership. I have signed all 
orders on the Associational Treasurer and the Union meeting 
Treasurer. 1 have held general correspondence with the 
many friends over the field, both north and south. There is 
a greater need of the spread of the gospel throughout the 
bounds of the New Hope Association than ever before. There 
should be a mighty awakening among the churches for Africa 
throughout the State of North Carolina. 

Respectfully, 

Rev. e. H. Hackney, 

Sec'ty of the Association. 

SOME CHURCHES FAILED TO REPRESENT. 

The churches that failed to represent in the Association at 
Sanford are requested to send in their fees to the Secretary, 



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and also those churches that failed to pay in full their repre- 
sentation fees. Brethren, the Association needs money to 
carry on her business. The taxation is very small per capita. 
It is too small for there to be a failure on the part of any 
chuich. The Ministerial and Executive Board request that 
these churches make payment as soon as possible to the Sec- 
retary of the Association. Africa is calling for the New Hope 
Baptist Association to help her Missionaries in the field. 

REV. M. W. BROWN. President. 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Sect'y. 

ON TEMPERANCE. 
Bro. Vloderator: We, your Committee, beg leave to maKe 
the following report: We are conscious of the fact that intem- 
perance is a dread evil going throughout the entire country 
seeking .vho she can devour. There is nothing more degrad- 
ing than intemperance. The monster enemy is invading the 
homes of our young men and draging them down to degrada- 
tion. It don't stop with the young men in their homes but 
finds its way into the churches and religious bodies. There- 
fore, be it 

Resolved i. That this Association endorse the Missionary 
Home Societies which are being organized by the sisters, who 
are laboring so very hard to foster the cause and to stimulate 
a spirit among the churches and schools over the land. 

Resolved 2. That the New Hope Association request the 
ministers to preach aivl lecture against intemperance until the 
last vesture is relinquished from the entire land and country. 

Resolved further, That the Association take a more bolder 
step against intemperance. We do not use our whole might 
against this evil. We should denounce any minister who 
uses alcoholic drinks to an excess. We recommend that no 
pastor should be continued in his church or churches to break 
the bread of life who takes this deadly enemy to be his friend. 
We further recommend that the minister be the living exam- 
ple of their doctrine. 

Rev. J. H. Cunston, 
M. w. Brown, 
a. L. Whitted, 
Bro. H. H. Hackney, 
h. J. Jones, 

Committee. 



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DEATH OF SISTER EA^THER A. PAGE. 

Sister Easther A. Page, the vvife of Bro. G. H. Page of Apex, 
N. C, was the youngest daughter of Uncle Benjamin and 
Sabra Brown. Was born in 1855, in Chatham county. She 
was about 47 years old. Sister Page was the pet of the fam- 
ily, there being twelve children, nine boys and three girls. 
Revs. M. W. Brown and A. Brown and Sister Florence Gar- 
ret, of Greensboro, have made themselves quite efficient 
as teachers. Sister Page entered Estey Seminary, Shaw 
University, about twenty-eight years ago, remaining there 
some five or six years laboring under many disadvantages for 
an education. She discommoded herself while at school that 
she might receive the proper training to become useful to her 
.'ellow man. There has not lived for manv years a woman 
whose heart was more enthused for the uplifting of fallen 
humanity and who had a more magnanimous spirit than sister 
Page. She served her people for twenty years, giving them 
the advantages of her education. Wake county has never 
known a more faithful teacher than this consecrated and god- 
ly like- woman, As to her religious character and deportment 
one seldom meets a person of riper experience or a disposition 
so sweetened by personal contact with Christ. She was a 
model for the women as a church mother. She was, indeed, 
a remarkable woman, quiet, meek and unassuming, and yet 
so loyal and true to every object that tended to lift up fallen 
humanity. Her example of industry, patience and persever- 
ance will be felt when her many friends- who stood at the 
helm shall have passed away from time to eternity. She was 
a faithful member of the Union Chapel Baptist church, Apex, 
N. C, and was interested along all lines in buildiug up the 
church both spiritually and financially. She was at one time 
the secretary of the church, making herself useful at any 
station where her services were demanded. Few sisters sup- 
ported their pastor and deacons equal to that of sister Page. 
Her words were encouraging to all who came in contact with 
net. She always looked at the blight side of everything and 
by her noble example and cheering words was continually 
scattering rays of sunshine in the pathway of those whose 



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lives misfortune had saddened. Sister Page had been in a 
very low state of health for some time, probably two or three 
years, thongh she bore it patiently, without complaining un- 
der her afflictions until the appointed hour came for her to 
cross the Jordan. She was taken to St. Augustine hospital 
at Raleigh, where an operation was performed. She was not 
able to withstand the pains that grew out from the operation, 
though she lived about a week or ten days after the operation 
was performed. But she has gone, having finished her work 
on earth. So quiet, so suddenly did she cross the river that 
it is hard for us to realize that her work is ended. Nay, veri- 
ly, she has but ceased from her labors and her works do fol- 
low her. Her christian character was shown in her life by 
the deeds of kindness and love to those she come in contact 
with. She was ever ready to spend her time in the service 
of the Lord. Her heart seemed to be full of service for the 
Master. Her funeral services were held from the Union 
Chapel Baptist church at Apex, Saturday, August 30th, 1902. 
She had been a faithful active member of the church for thirty 
years. Rev. J. H. Dunston conducted the services, taking 
for nis text 9th chapter of Acts and 36th verse, the poet said 
"A tew more years shall roll, a few more seasons come, and 
we shall be with those that rest asleep within the tomb." 
She left behind a loving husband, two sisters, seven brothers 
and a host of friends to mourn their loss. The God of peace 
and of justice will reward those -vho faithfully discharge their 
duty religiously. To her bereaved family we extend our sin- 
cerest sympathy. Sleep on, dear sister, and take thy well 
merited rest. The winds of summer will sing their mournful 
anthems above the sleeping dust, but only a few years and 
thy loved ones will meet where parting will be no more. The 
body was laid away in the Union Chapel cemetery there to 
peacefully rest until Christ's second advent into the world. 

The above of whom we have written about was a cousin 
and one of my dearest friends. God help us to meet on the 
shining shores just beyond the river, where parting will be 
no more and where death can never come. 

God's servant, 

L. H. Hackney. 



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APPLICANTS EXAMINATION FOR THE MINISTRY. 

FIRST— EXAMINATION IN THEOLOGY. 

I. Repentance and salvation. 2. Regeneration and faith. 
3. Justification and prayer. 4. Adoption and why so called. 
5. Glorification and how obtained. 6. The call to the min- 
istry 7. What is the Bible, and who is God ? 8. Who is 
Satan, and what does the Bible say sin is ? 9. What does 
the Bible teach about conversion ? 10. Why are Christians 
baptized? n. When and for what purpose was the Lord's 
Supper instituted, and who should partake of its emblems ? 
12. What should be the true aim of every Christian ? 13. 
Why should the ministry be educated ? 

SECOND— EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE. 

i. Spelling. 2. Reading. 3. Writing. 4. Grammar. 5. 
Geography. 6. Arithmetic. 7. Unitei States History. 8. 
Physiology. 9. General questions applicable to the negro 
race as to suffrage both before and since the civil war of 
1861 ? 

The Ministerial and Executive Board will hereafter make it 
compulsatory upon each young minister to take the annual 
examination at the Association. The licentiate ministers who 
do not respect this requirement will not receive ordination at 
the hands of this Ministerial Board. Young ministers, if you 
expect to preach why not make the necessary preparation 
and equip yourself for the task before you. You cannot be 
counted one among God's servants unless you deny your- 
selves and take a bold stand for the Master. God help you 
to obey it. 



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SERVANTS OF GOD MADE WELCOME. 

The next session of the New Hope Missionary Baptist As- 
sociation will convene with Shiloh Baptist chur:h on Wednes- 
day after the first Sunday in October, IQ03. This church is 
located about two miles north-west of Morrisville. Rev. J. H. 
Dunston, one of our ablest divines, is the pastor. He will 
give all who come in God's name a pleasant stay in this sit- 
ting. He is one of God's messengers to carry the Gospel to 
the nations of this earth, and the fruits will be realized in this 
community by those who may be so fortunate as to meet this 
sitting. It was the pleasure of your humble servant to pastor 
this church for thirteen consecutive years. No people are 
endowed with a greater spirit of hospitality and in the uplift- 
ing of fallen humanity than these good people who compose 
the Shiloh church and its neighborhood. There can't be an> 
doubt on the part of this people and their pastor in caring for 
the delegation of the Association. There is a thought that 
should penetrate the mind of every Christian beyond that of be- 
ing cared for, that is what can we do while in this sitting to per- 
petuate the Kingdom of Christ on the earth, in both Home 
and Foreign Missions, The time is at the door when we must 
study the needs of the field more than being cared tor while 
in these annual gatherings. Let each one of us provide an 
offering for Africa and bring it to the Association or send it 
to the Lott. Carey Foreign Mission Convention. 

Yours for the work, 

L. h. Hackney. 



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CONSTITUTION. 

1. This Association shall be called the "New Hope Missionary 
Baptist Association." 

2. The Association shall meet annually, and be composed of or- 
dained ministers belonging- to said Association; and members be- 
longing to the Association who, by presenting letters from their 
respective churches certifying to their appointment, shall be enti- 
tled to seats. 

3. The number of delegates from each church shall .;ot exceed 
two. 

4. The letters from the churches shall state the number baptized 
and the whole number of members. 

5. The delegates thus chosen shall sit as an Advisory Council, 
and shall have no power to infringe upon any of the rights of the 
churches. 

6. In its discussion and acts the Church must recognize Christ as 
the only law-giver in Zion; and every individual church is an inde- 
pendent body, with executive (but not legislative) powers. 

7. It shall be the dut^ of this Association, when requested b> r 
organized churches, to hear their grievances, give appropriate ad- 
vice or send committees to aid them in their difficulties. If the mi- 
nority of a church be arraigned by the majority, upon application 
it shall be entitled to the same consideration. Individual amplica- 
tions will not be entertained. 

8. The Association shall have the power to withdraw from any 
church that knowinlgy and wilfully departs from the orthodox prin- 
ciples of religion as taught by the Bible, and held by regular Bap- 
tists as the true teachings thereof. 

9. The officers of this Association shall be a Moderator and Clerk 
to be elected by the suffrages of the members present. 

10. This Association shall have a Treasurer, who shall not in- 
trust any money belonging to the Association, unless so ordered 
by the Executive Board. 

11. Baptist churches, upon application for admission into this 
Association, shall be received and their delegates seated, if satis- 
factory evidence be given that they are truly of our faith and order. 

12. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any an- 
nual meeting, two-thirds of the members present concurring. 

13. This Association shall have a Ministerial Council, compos- 
ed of seven ordained ministers belonging to this Association, and 
no applicant shall be ordained unless four-sevenths of the Board 
are present. This section shall not be changed except by a two- 
thirds vote of the Association. 

14. No minister shall be ordained withont being first qualified 
to read the Scriptures with understanding and has a gift for the 
ministry. This section shall not be changed except by a two-thirds 
vote of the members present at the Association. 

15. This Association shall require subordinate churches to pay 
three cents per capita for Associational purposes, and two cents 
per capita for Missions. 

16. The Ministerial Board shall prepare an examination upon 
the fundamental principles of education in the English language. 
All applicants must average 66 2-3 per cent, on all the questions 
asked before being entitled to ordination. 

This Association shall meet annually on Wednesday after the 
first Sunday in October, and adjourn on Friday of the same week. 



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RULES OF DECORUM. 



1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer by 
the Moderator, or by some person at his request. 

2. The names of the delegates shall be enrolled by the Clerk, and 
called each day on the assembling- of the Association. The pro- 
ceedings of the previous meeting shall b? read before transacting 
other business. 

3. All questions before the Association shall be decided by the 
living voice, except when a division is called for, and then by ris- 
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4. No member shall speak more than twice on the same subject 
without permission from the Moderator. 

5. It shall be the duty of members to obtain permission before 
leaving the Association. 

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order for an3' member to pass between the Moderator and the speak- 
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may withdraw his motion if the same is done before being voted 
upon. 

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received except to adjourn, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, to 
lay on the table, or to amend, which several motions shall have 
precedence in the order they are named. 

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member who voted with the majority to move for a reconsidertion 
on the sam; day. 

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wise ordered. 

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each committee, stating the subject to be acted on, and hand the 
same to the chairman as soon as possible. 

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Decorum, it shall be the duty of the Moderator to call hin- to order. 
If he fails to do so, any member of the body shall have the same 
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OF THE 

NEW HOPE 

Missionary) fWtisf Association 



HELD WITH THE 



IV^t. fy^oriah Baptist Church 

TWO MILES EAST OF MEBOMVILLE, N. C. 

October 5, 6, and 7 

1904 



OFFICERS 

Moderator, Rev. M. W. BROWN, Apex, N. C. 
Vice-Moderator, Rev. J. H. DUNSTON, Morrisville, N. C. 
Secretary, Rev. L. H. HACKNEY, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Treasurer, Rev. G. W. MOORE, Raleigh, N. C. 

MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS 
Rev. M. W. Brown, President, Apex, N. C. 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Rev. G. W. Moore, Treasurer, Raleigh, N. C. 

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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Thirty-Third Annual Session 



OF THE 



New Hope 
Missionary Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE 

MT. MORIAH BAPTIST CHURCH, 

(Two miles east of Mebaneville, N. C.) 

October 5th, 6th, 7th, 1904. 



OFFICERS. 



Moderator, Rev. M. W. Brown Apex, N. C. 

Vice-Moderator, Rev. J. H. Dunston Morrisville, N. C. 

Secretary, Rev. L. H. Hackney Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Treasurer, Rev. G. W. Moore Raleigh, N. C. 



MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, President Apex, N. C. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston Morrisville, N. C. 

Rev. C. D. Hackney Riggsbee's Store, N. C. 

Rev. G. W. Moore Raleigh, N. C. 

Rev. J, H. Caldwell . .— ,„ ^ -__„ Chapel Hill, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS 



Thirty-Third Annual Session of the New Hope Missionary 
Baptist Association. 



FIEST DAY— Morning Session. 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association met in its 
thirty-third annual session with the Mount Moriah Baptist 
Church, two miles east of Mebaneville, N. 0., October 5th, 
6th and 7th, 1904, at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Eev. J. J. 
Jones, Sr., Bev. J. H. Dunston and Rev. M. W. Brown. 
Rev. M. W. Bi own read Prov. 15. Hymn 704 was lined while 
the congregation engaged in singing praises to God. Invoca- 
tion by Rev. J. J. Joues. Hymn 562 was sung. Rev. J. J. 
Jones made some very pointed remarks along the line of the 
spiritual interest of the work for which we had assembled. 

Rev. B. F. Hopkins, who was appointed to preach the 
Introductory Sermon, not being present, the sermon was made 
a special order for 2 o'clock in the afternoon session. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, the Moderator, announced the house 
ready for business. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston, the pastor, gave to us a cordial wel- 
come to the house of worship in which to expedite business 
for the Lord, and also to the homes and hospitalities of the 
people in general. Rev. J. H. Caldwell being a little late, 
the welcome address was ably responded to by Rev. G. W. 
Moore, of Raleigh. He spoke in fitting words for the occa- 
sion and referred to the noble spirit of the New Hope Baptist 
Association. 

We then sang one of our spiritual pieces, while the delega- 
tion joined in hearty handshakes and thanked God for having 
spared our lives to see another fiscal year close. The hearts 



of the delegation were thrilled with the spirit of Christ while 
He talked with us by the way. 

Eev. M. W. Brown theu delivered to us his annual address. 
First, he spoke of the great lights of the New Hope Association, 
the honored fathers of the Association, who toiled in the heat 
and cold to give birth and to sustain the old historic Associa- 
tion. Second, he spoke of the rising young ministers, and 
that it was the duty of the ministerial forces of the New Hope 
Association to gather with the entire membership of the laity 
and that the ministry should be educated. Third, he stated 
that the weak churches should be sustained after they have 
been organized. Fourth, he spoke of State and Foreign Mis- 
sion, especially in Africa. Fifth, he recommended that the 
Association keep the Orphan Asylum dear to their hearts. 
He gave us quite an interesting annual address. Eev. J. H. 
Duuston then spoke upon the Moderator's address and made 
a motion that it be spread upon the face of the minutes and 
that Eev. Brown be requested to write up the address in reg- 
ular form for the press. 

The hour having arrived for recess, the meeting adjourned 
until 2 o'clock p. m. 

FIEST DAY — Afternoon Session. 

The Association reassembled at the hour appointed. Eev. 
B. F. Hopkins, of Chapel Hill, who was appointed to preach 
the Introductory Sermon, ascended to the pulpit, assisted by 
Eev. H. S. Fuller, of Durham. After singing a hyinu, Eev. 
B. F. Hopkins read Matthew 21; invocation by Eev. Fuller. 
We then sang a plantation spiritual hymn, led by Eev. A. B. 
Vincent, of Ealeigh. Eev. B. F. Hopkins then announced 
his text, John 1:11 : "He came unto his own, and his own 
received him not;" subject, "The Son Rejected." Eev. Hop- 
kins measured to each person their part of the sermon. This 
was one amongst the ablest sermons that we have ever had in 
the introducing the working of the Association. We were 
then led in prayer by Bro. Elic Craig. Eev. J. H. Caldwell 
lifted the collection, amounting to $6.00. 

On motion Eev. M. W. Brown was continued Moderator, 
Eev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary, Eev. G. W. Moore, Treasurer, 
Eev. J. H. Dunstou, Vice- Moderator. 



On motion the same Ministerial and Executive Boards were 
continued. 

The Association then adjourned. 

Rev. J. H. Duustou and his deacons were busy for an hour 
in arranging homes for the delegation. We took two meals 
on the grounds, dinner and supper, owing to the homes being 
quite distant from the church. The sisters in bringing out 
dinner also prepared supper at the same time. This arrange- 
ment worked well for the delegation. There are good cooks 
in and around Mebaneville. J. H. Dunston is a wise leader 
of his people. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, Rev. J. H. Dunston, Rev. L. H. Hack- 
ney, Rev. G. W. Moore, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Rev. E. D. 
Kirby, Rev. C. D. Hackney, Rev. W. H. Stuart, Rev. E. M. 
Mason, Rev. B. F. Hopkins, Rev. D. J. Emerson, Rev. H. S. 
Fuller, Rev. J. J. Jones, Rev. T. J. Edwards, Rev. A. Dur- 
ham, Rev. W. T. Craven, Rev. F. D. Herrington. 

MINISTERS NOT PRESENT. 

Rev. C. D. Hackney, Rev. H. C. Jones, Rev. J. J. Jones, 
Jr., Rev. Thadins Jones, Rev. T. B. Baldwin, Rev. R. P. 
Wynne, Rev. M. G. Grainier, Rev. T. R. Kingsbury, Rev. 
James Chavis. 

LICENTIATE MINISTERS. 

Bro. W. A. Durham, Bro. F. M. Hackney, Bro. J. C. 
Faucette, Bro. George Malone, Bro. D. H. Brooks, Bro. W. B. 
Alston, Bro. S. W. Brooks. 

DELEGATES. 

Bros. Elic Craig, Jesse Harris, Elic Tinnim, J. L. Jones, 
Joseph Hays, R. J. Johnson, W. T. Randolph, T. R. Hern- 
don, A. F. Howard, L. H. Hackney, W. C. Matthews, J. 
Lonis Thompson, G. A. Alston, Rev. Thadius Jones, H. H. 
Waddell, L. B. Prince, Stephen Alston, W. A. Durham, D. 
T. Bland, J. L. Horton, James Wilson, A. R. Watson, J. W. 
McRam, Rev. B. F. Hopkins, G. McCauley, Lewis Webb, 
James Stuart, Rev. W. H. Stewart, J. W. Brown, D. H. 
Brooks, W. G. Glover, A. T. Pratt, J. G Faucette, L. S. 



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Ewings, R. D. Brooks, W. B. Alston, Rev. A. N. Durham, 
F. R. Chavis, Holmes, S. W. Brooks. 

VISITING MINISTEBS. 

Rev. A. B. Vincent, Carr M. Hughes; Rev. Wilson Mur- 
ray, the A. M. E. Church; Rev. Donnal, Pastor Presby- 
terian Church, Mebaneville. 

FIRST DAY— Night Session. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. E. D. 
Kirby and Rev. T. J. Edwards. Sang hymn 562. Rev. T. 
J. Edwards read Psalm 1, and led in prayer. Sang hymn, 
"I love thy kingdom, Lord." 

Rev. A. B. Vincent was introduced to the body and given 
time to present his work to the Association. He represents 
the Evangelical Work, though pastoring some very good 
churches, viz., First Baptist Church in Oxford, and First Bap- 
tist Church in Hillsboro. He is a representative of the higher 
order of the spiritual life of our people. He is especially 
interested in the Bible training of the young people of our 
race. 

After a song, Rev. Wilson Murray, of the A. M. E. Church, 
was introduced to the Association. 

The topic, "Why should Baptists support Baptist schools?" 
was discussed by Prof. D. J. Emerson, of Sanford. He dis- 
cussed it with great credit to the cause and himself, speaking 
of the great Baptist institutions and their local schools. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, who was appointed to preach the 
Temperance Sermon, entered upon his duty by reading 2nd 
chapter of Titus. Prayer by Bro. N. M. Hackney. Sang 
hymn, "There is not a friend like the lovely Jesus." Text, 
1st Cor. 9:25, "And every man that striveth for the mastery 
is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a cor- 
ruptible crown; but we an incorruptible." He preached 
one of his best sermons and he is one of the banner preachers 
of the New Hope Association. Invocation by Rev. J. H. 
Dunston. Rev. B. F. Hopkins raised the collection, amount- 
ing to $5.15. 

We then adjourned to meet Thursday morning at 9 o'clock. 



SECOND DAT— Morning Session. 

The Association met at the hour appointed, 9 o'clock a. in. 
The praise services were conducted by Eev. E. M. Mason and 
Eev. W. H. Stuart. Scripture reading by Eev. W. H. Stuart. 
Prayer by Eev. E. M. Mason. 

The roll was called and the minutes of the previous meet- 
ing read and approved. Pledges were made for the pastorate 
of the Pittsboro Baptist Church. Eev. T. J. Edwards was 
appointed to Pittsboro for the next fiscal year as pastor. 
Eev. G. W. Moore, $3.00; Eev. J. H. Dunston, $3.00; Bro. 
Elic Craig, $2.00; S. T. Smith, $2.00; Bro. L. B. Prince, 50c; 
Eev. J. J. Jones, $1.00, cash; Eev. J. H. Caldwell, $1.00; 
Eev. W. M. Brown, $3.00; Bro. F. E. Chalmers, $3.00; Prof. 
B. H. Cole, $1.00; George McCauley, 50c; E. J. Johnson, 
paid 50c; Bro. 1ST. M. Hackney, paid 50c; Eev. W. H. Stuart, 
paid 25c; pledged for Mount Olive Baptist Church, $3.00; 
Eev. L. H. Hackney, $2.00; Joseph Hayes, paid 50c; Jessie 
Harris, paid 25c; Eev. B. F. Hopkins, $1.00. 

It was requested that brethren send their pledges in to 
Eev. T. J. Edwards, Gath, N. C, E. F. D. 

Eev. Carr M. Hughes, of the High Point Association, was 
introduced to the Association, and made some very pointed 
remarks. His remarks were confined to the general prin- 
ciples of the Baptists throughout the world. 

Eev. George W. Moore, Treasurer, made his report, same 
being his annual report. (See report.) Eeport received and 
adopted. 

The reading clerks read the letters to the Association. 

Bassel Creek Church, balance due for 1903, 45c, which was 
paid through Eev. M. W. Brown. 

Collection, $8.10. 

The Association then adjourned for dinner. 

SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session. 

The Association reassembled at the hour appointed. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Eev. D. J. 
Emerson. Hymn 982 was sung. He read the 8th chapter of 
Amos. Prayer by Bro. Elic Craig. Hymn 983 was lined and 
sung. 



■Rev. G. W. Moore was introduced to the Association by 
Rev. J. H. Dunston. Text : John 8:32-33. Subject : "Obedi- 
ence." He preached a wide and soul -stirring sermon to a 
large and attentive audience. Prayer by Rev. J. H. Caldwell. 

Collection in the interest of the Theological Department of 
Shaw University, $11.72; supplemented by making it $12.00. 

The Association went into business. The reading clerks 
continued to read letters. The letters from the various 
churches sent up many happy greetings to the Association, 
and they represented into the Association financially as they 
never have done before. We hope this same spirit will con- 
tinue to prevail over the field for years to come. 

The Association then adjourned to meet again at 7:30 
o'clock. 

SECOND DAY— Night Session. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, who was appointed to preach the Doc- 
trinal Sermon, was assisted by Rev. B. F. Hopkins. Sang 
hymn, on page 369, "Amazing sight the Saviour stands." 
He then read Ephesiaus 4th. 

Prayer by Rev. B. F. Hopkins. Sang hymn, "Jesus, thou 
art the sinner's friend." 

Rev. J. H. Dunston then introduced Rev. M. W. Brown, 
of Apex. Theme, "Obedience." Among the many good 
things that were said by Rev. Brown, we note a few of them : 
The Apostle had special training for the' ministry. I think 
he had special training before his conversion. He did mighty 
works for his Master. Rev. Brown preached a sermon that 
would bear the respect and credit of any congregation. His 
sermon was both spiritual, practical and historical. 

Prayer by L. B. Prince. We then joined in singing the 
800th hymn, "Go preach my Gospel, saith the Lord." 

A collection was then taken to the amount of $5. 78 for Rev. 
C. D. Hackney and Bro. Atlas Baldwin. Both of these breth- 
ren are worthy of any help their friends may see cause to give 
them. 

Paid to Rev. G. W. Moore the amount of $5.00, for 
actively discharging his duty as Treasurer. 

Paid to Rev. G. W. Moore, $5.00 for the Baptist Publica- 
tion Society, Philadelphia, Penn. 



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Eev. G. W. Moore, State Sunday School Missionary of 
North Carolina, is doing a noble work through the State for 
the saving of the souls of men. He is one of the sons of the 
New Hope Missionary Baptist Association. We are proud 
of Eev. Moore, and bid him God's speed in the work that he 
is greatly adapted to. 

The Association then adjourned to meet again at 9 o'clock 
a. m. 

THIED DAY— Morning Session. 

The religious services were conducted by Eev. E. M. Mason 
and Eev. H. S. Fuller. Hymn No. 213 was lined out, 
"Amazing Grace," etc. Eev. H. S. Fuller read Proverbs 8th. 
The congregation then bowed in prayer while Eev. Fuller- 
asked God to overshadow us by His divine grace. Sang 
hymn 114, "Blessed be the tie that binds," etc. 

The Moderator then announced the house ready for busi- 
ness. The third topic was discussed, led by Eev. J. J. Jones, 
of Chapel Hill. Eev. Jones showed that he had made careful 
study of the Bible along these lines. He was followed by Eev. 
E. M. Mason, Eev. D. J. Emerson, Bro. L. B. Prince and 
Bro. A. Durham. The brethren showed that they had made 
special study on the topic, referring to the organization of 
the sisters along the line of missions, etc. 

On motion, the report of the Committee on Education be 
received and adopted. 

On motion, the report of the Committee on Time and Place 
be received and adopted. The report, of the committee was 
that the Association adjourn to meet with the Terrell's Creek 
Baptists Wednesday before the second Sunday in October, 
1905. (See report.) 

On motion, the resolution offered by Eev. G. W. Moore be 
received and adopted. The report embraced the study of the 
Bible. (See report.) 

On motion, Bro. E. J. Johnson be excused this afternoon 
for home. 

The Association then adjourned to meet at the hour of 2 
o'clock p. m. 



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THIRD DAY— Afternoon Session. 



Devotional services were conducted by Bro. N. M. Hack- 
ney. Sang hymn 114, "Am I a soldier of the cross," etc. 
Bro. E. D. Brooks read Psalm 35th. Prayer by Bro. N. M. 
Hackney. Sang again, hymn 112, "My soul, be thy guide," 
etc. Rev. A. L. Whitted, of Hillsboro, made a very interest- 
ing talk along the line of our duty to God and fellow-man, 
and then laid 20c. on the table for the cause. After which 
the Moderator then announced the house ready for business. 

The following committee examined the licentiate ministers, 
this being the annual examination : Rev. J. H. Dunston, Rev. 
B. F. Hopkins, Rev. D. J. Emerson. 

On motion, that the Association be represented in the Bap- 
tist State Educational Convention, Kinston. 

The Committee on Annual Sermons made its report, which 
was received and adopted. (See report.) 

On motion, Rev. L. H. Hackney, Rev. J. H. Dunston, Rev. 
M. W. Brown, Rev. J. H. Caldwell and Rev. G. W. Moore be 
delegated to the State Convention. 

On motion, the report of the Committee on Finance be 
received and adopted. (See report.) 

After a speech by Rev. G. W. Moore, a collection was 
taken to the amount of $4.32. 

Rev. Thos. Pattisaul, one among the oldest ministers, died 
since the last annual meeting of the New Hope Association. 
Rev. L. H. Hackney was requested to write up a sketch of his 
life and spread the same upon the face of the minutes. 

The Association then adjourned to meet again tonight at 
the hour of 7:30 o'clock. 

THIRD DAY— Night Session. 

The Association met at the hour appointed — 7:30 o'clock. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. E. M. 
Mason and Rev. F. D. Herrington. Sang hymn 111, "Alas, 
and did my Saviour bleed," etc. The 23rd Psalm was then 
read. Prayer by Rev. E. M. Mason. Sang again, hymn 102, 
"O, for a thousand tongues to sing," etc. A praise meeting 
was continued for thirty minutes. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, who was appointed to preach the 



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Missionary Sermon at this sitting, being on the sick list, he 
requested Eev. T. J. Edwards to preach the sermon. He 
accepted the request and entered upon his duty, and was 
assisted by Rev. E. M. Mason. Hymn No. 112 was sung; 
Eev. B. F. Hopkins read Psalm 51; iu vocation by Eev. E. M. 
Mason; song "Nearer, my God, to thee," was sung. After Eev. 
T. J. Edwards was introduced, he then arose and announced 
his text, Matthew 28:18-19-20, (18) "And Jesus came and 
spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me in 
heaven and in earth; (19) Go ye, therefore, and teach all 
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, and of the Holy Ghost; (20) Teaching them to observe 
all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am 
with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." 

Eev. T. J. Edwards proved himself a preacher in the dis- 
cussion of his text. Should his life be long, and should he 
continue to walk with God, he will soon reach the goal. 

Prayer by Eev. F. D. Herri ngton. Collection $2.57. 

The report of the Committee on Licentiate Examination 
was received. (See report.) 

Many hearty greetings were extended by the brethren to 
the members of Mount Moriah Church and other churches 
and friends for their kind hospitality in caring for the Asso- 
ciation. 

The Association then adjourned. 



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APPENDIX. 



REPORT OF TREASURER FOR YEAR ENDING OCT. 5, 1904. 

1904. 

Oct. 7. Balance on hand $ 38 

1903. 

Oct. 9. Amount received 143 24 

Total amount $143 62 

1903. DISBUESEMENTS. 

Oct. 9. To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, balance due him, $ 10 15 

To Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary and 

and incidental expenses 21 25 

To Sexton of Shiloh Church 2 00 

Oct. 12. To balance due State Educational Commit- 
tee 14 70 

To Delegates' expenses to Convention 12 30 

To Lambert's Chapel for building purposes, 5 00 

To Colored Orphan Asylum 10 00 

To Postage.!. 50 

Dec. 8th. To Rev. L. H. Hackney, for Minutes 30 00 

1904. 
July 28th. To Rev. T. J. Edwards, Mission work at 

Pittsboro 10 00 

Feb. 28th. To Rev. G. W. Moore, Mission work at 

Pittsboro 5 00 

Total amount paid out $120 90 $120 90 

Balance on hand $ 22 72 

G. W. Moore, Treasurer. 

REPORT ON ANNUAL SERMONS. 

We, your Committee, beg leave to submit the following report : 
Rev. H. S. Fuller to preach the Introductory Sermon Wednesday at 
11 o'clock a. m.; Rev. G. W. Moore, the Missionary Sermon, on Thurs- 
day at 2 o'clock p. m.; Rev. J. H. Dunston, the Doctrinal Sermon, on 
Friday at 2 o'clock p. in. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Rev. B. F. Hopkins, Rev. J. J. Jones, Sr., 
Bros. Stephen Alston, F. R. Chalmers, J. H. Nunn, Alexan- 
dria Tinnin and T. R. Herndon, Committee. 

ON EDUCATION. 

We, your Committee on Education, submit the following report : 
First, We deem it one of God's callings to know His Word, for we 
are admonished to search the Scriptures for life, and the knowledge of 



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our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is life. Second, We find it wise to be 
educated to meet the demands of the people living in this progressive 
world; and, too, to please, is to know His Word and tell it to others so 
they can understand it, and to do this is to know it. Third, We are in 
want of Christian education among the ministry to propagate this knowl- 
edge in the pulpit, and to defend the Baptist doctrine, to open up the 
avenue for higher study in every locality and nook and corner. There- 
fore, be it 

Resolved, That we recommend to this Association to have an educa- 
tional rally in the church or churches for the purpose of educating some 
one in the bounds of this Association. 

Resolved, 2nd, That we further recommend our well ordained school, 
Shaw University, located in the city of Raleigh, N. C, to all aspirants. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Rev. G. W. Moore, 
Rev. T. J. Edwards, Prof. D. J. Emerson, 
Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES. 

We, your Committee on Obituaries, beg leave to submit the following 
report : 

We find upon investigation that there have been among the member- 
ship of the Association during the past year the following deaths : 
Chapel Hill, 5; Mount Zion (Chatham County), 4; Mount Sinai, 4; Har- 
ris' Grove, 3; Roberts' Chapel, 1; Terrell's Creek, 2; White Oak, 1; Mark- 
ham's Chapel, 1; Mount Vernon, 0; Oakland, 0; Hickory Grove, -; First 
Baptist (Sanford), 0; Mount Moriah (Mebaneville), -; Taylor's Chapel, 
2; Piney Grove, 1; Raeford, 0; Carthage, 0; New Bethel, 1; Haw River, 1; 
Mount Gilead, 4; Union Chapel, 1; Red Hill, 1; Black River Grove, 0; 
New Hope, 2; Barbee's, 3; Mount Olive, 2; Mount Zion (Wake), 0; Bas- 
sel Creek, 1; Lambert's Chapel, 3; Cole's Chapel, 0; Shiloh, 1. Total 
number of deaths, 50. 

Rev. D. J. Emerson, Rev. F. D. Herrington, 

Bros. W. A. Durham, R. H. Fuller, Committee. 

ON TIME AND PLACE. 

We, you Committee on Time and Place, beg leave to submit the fol. 
lowing report : 

The committee agreed to send the Association to Terrell's Creek Bap- 
tist Church on Wednesday before the second Sunday in October, 1905. 
The Association voted on the adoption of this report, the contest being 
between Haw River Baptist Church and Terrell's Baptist Church, Ter- 
rell's Creek receiving more than two-thirds of the number of votes cast. 
Therefore the Association adjourned to meet with the Terrell's Creek 
Baptist Church on Wednesday before the second Sunday in October, 
1905, at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m. 

Rev. E. M. Mason, Rev. E. D. Kirby, Bros. Aaron Watson, 
W. H. Glover, G. A. Alston, W. T. Randolph, Committee. 



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ON FINANCE. 



We, your Committee on Finance, beg leave to submit the following 
report : 

This is the amount which the churches have paid in on the representa- 
tion fees into the Association : 

Mount Sinai Church $10 80 

First Baptist (Chapel Hill) 6 00 

Northeast Chapel 3 40 

Shiloh 6 90 

Mount Moriah (Mebaneville) 5 35 

Mount Olive 2 45 

First Baptist (Apex) 6 25 

Bassel Creek 2 85 

Mount Zion (Chatham) 14 15 

Barbee's Chapel 9 50 

Eoberts' Chapel =. 5 60 

Taylor's Chapel 3 70 

Mount Zion (Wake) 3 85 

New Bethel (West Durham) 4 30 

Haw River Church 4 30 

First Baptist (Sanford) 2 50 

Mount Pleasant 

Lambert's Chapel 3 35 

First Baptist (New Hill) 

First Baptist (Carthage) 15 

Cole's Chapel (Pittsboro) 25 

Harris' Grove 2 30 

Bethlehem 

Hickory Grove 6 80 

Mount Moriah (Moore County) 2 25 

New Hope 4 40 

Red Hill 125 

Johnson's Grove 

White Oak 5 25 

Mount Gilead 1 40 

Oakland Baptist Church 70 

Piney Grove 1 80 

Terrell's Creek 5 50 

Mount Vernon 80 

Holly Grove 

Raeford 90 

Aggregate amount received $137 15 

Rev. B. F. Hopkins, George Maloan, R. J. Johnson, Committee. 

RESOLUTION. 

Whereas, We have been so royally entertained and so neatly around 
in this community, and this church has entertained us so nicely, we do 

hereby ask that the delegation tender a vote of thanks to the various 
churches and to the members of Mount Moriah Church for entertain- 
ment while in this community. 

Yours, signed, 

D. J. Emerson. 



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RESOLUTION. 

Whereas, We see such great need for Bible knowledge among the 
leaders of our Churches and Sunday Schools in our Associational bounds, 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That this Association set a time to come together for the pur- 
pose of organizing a Bible Chautauqua, which shall meet annually for 
the purpose of studying the Bible only. 

Yours in Christ, 

Geo. W. Moore, 
Sunday School Missionary of North Carolina. 

ON APPLICANTS' EXAMINATION. 

We, your Committee on Applicants' Examination, beg leave to make 
the following report : 

After carefully examining the young ministers, we herewith present 
their standing to the Association, with the per centage of each one. 
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Respectfully submitted, on the examination of young ministers, 
Rev. J. H. Dunston, Rev. B. F. Hopkins, Rev. D. J. Emerson. 

REPORT OF MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

Your Ministerial and Executive Board have endeavored to act wisely 
in all cases coming before them for action. It is the spirit of the Board 
to give satisfaction to reasonable minded men in every case brought 
before them for their consideration. The Word of God is the standard 
by which the Board endeavors to act. The Word of God, accompanied 
by the Holy Spirit, is our guide for action. "And take the helmet of 
salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God." 

The Board decided to sustain the action of the Lambert's Chapel Mis- 
sionary Baptist Church against Rev. W. T. Craven, respecting his exclu- 
sion from the church. The Board advised Rev. W. T. Craven to go back 
and join the church, and it further recommended that the church give 
him every reasonable advantage, according to the Scripture. 

The Board made the following donations: To Bro. Atlas Bowling, for 



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sickness, a faithful member of White Oak Baptist Church, $3.00; to Rev. 
Thos. J. Edwards, for his pastorate at Pittsboro, $5.00; to Rev. D. J. 
Emerson, for mission work done at Carthage, $ — ; to Rev. C. D. Hackney, 
to assist him in having an operation on his eyes, etc., $5.00; to Rev. 
G. W. Moore, for his faithfulness as Treasurer, $5.00; to Rev. G. W. 
Moore, for the Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, $5.00; to Rev. 
L. H. Hackney, Secretary, $15.00; to Rev. L. H. Hackney, for incidental 
expenses, $5.10, and for programmes, $2.00; to Rev. J. H. Dunston, for 
the Theological Department of Shaw University, $12.00; to Rev. J. H. 
Dunston, delegate to Baptist State Convention, $2.50; to Leonidus Mitch- 
ell, sexton of Union Chapel Church, $1.00; to Rev. L. H. Hackney, dele- 
gate to the Baptist Educational Convention, Kinston, $2.50; to Rev. M. 
W. Brown, for visit to Pittsboro, looking after the property belonging to 
the Association and making sale if possible, $4.00; to Rev. L. H. Hack- 
ney, traveling expenses to the State Convention, $7.50; to Rev. J. H. 
Dunston, traveling expenses to the Baptist State Convention, Kinston, 
$5.50; to Rev. G. W. Moore, for the Orphan Asylum, Oxford, $5.00; to 
Rev. G. W. Moore, for Foreign Missions, $10.00; to Rev. L. H. Hackney 
and Rev. J. H. Dunston, representation fees into the Baptist Educational 
Convention, $18.00. Total amount, $120.10. 

The Board called in the Chautauqua that was appointed to meet at 
Mount Zion Church, Chatham, in April, 1905. The Board gave Rev. G. 
W. Moore the benefit of having the said meeting with the Sunday School 
Convention in July at Chapel Hill. 

The Board sent Rev. M. W. Brown to Pittsboro to look after the sale 
of the property belonging to the Association. The said chui*ch was 
bought by Rev. E. H. Cole. Rev. F. D. Herrington made a report 
respecting this new church. The report was quite favorable indeed. The 
Pittsboro church property, that is the first lot bought, is the property 
under consideration for sale. 

The Ministerial and Executive Boards are the gateway into the Asso- 
ciation. 

ON TEMPERANCE. 

Brother Moderator, we, your Committee on Temperance, beg leave to 
submit the following report : 

We are still conscious of the fact that intemperance is the most dread- 
ful enemy to mankind throughout the empire of nations. This diaboli- 
cal enemy is invading the homes of the young people, and dragging 
them down to hell. Not only are the men being affected by this mon- 
ster evil, but also the young women, too, are being carried away captive 
as slaves to ruin and degradation. It does not stop with the young 
people of the State, but it finds its way into the churches of the country 
and also into many religious bodies. The colored people are simply con- 
sumers of the most dreaded enemy. Therefore, be it 

Resolved, 1st, That this Association endorse the many religious bodies, 
missionary societies — home and foreign — who are laboring so hard to 



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foster and stimulate a Christian spirit among the churches and schools 
over the land. 

Resolved, 2nd, That the New Hope Association request the ministers 
to lecture and preach against intemperance until the last vestige is van- 
quished from the entire earth. 

Resolved, 3rd, That New Hope Association take a bolder stand against 
intemperance. We do not use our whole lives against the evil recorded 
in the Bible. We should denounce any minister who uses alcoholic 
drinks to an excess. We further recommend that no pastor be con- 
tinued at his post if he uses alcoholic drinks as a beverage. Drunken- 
ness is very degrading. We further recommend that the minister be a 
living example of temperance. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Eev. J. H. Dunston, 
Rev. D. J. Emekson, Committee. 

REPORT OF SECRETARY. 

The Secretary had one thousand copies of the minutes printed and dis- 
tributed among the various churches on the field. He also signed all 
orders properly ordered by the Board. General correspondence has 
been held with the friends both North and South. 

The Association seems to have fixed the Secretary's salary at a regu- 
lar standard of §15.00. It is the opinion of the best element of the Asso- 
ciation that the price be fixed at the above figures. Rev. J. H. Dunston 
and others advised that we have a standard price for the Secretary's 
salary. 

The Association ought to have a Missionary in the bounds of the Asso- 
ciation to work up the destitute localities, especially in the western part 
of the Association. It was hard toil and labor for Rev. G. B. Perry, 
who traveled over the Association on foot, preaching the gospel, lectur- 
ing and organizing Churches and Sunday Schools. Some one ought to 
have caught the mantle by this time. Is there not an uprising young 
minister who has caught the old war horse's mantle and can go forward 
to the front and conquer the fierce lions like our brother who is now 
resting peacefully at the right hand of God in heaven? Young minister, 
who are you waiting for, the Devil to get even with you? Keep him in 
the rear, and you will succeed. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association adjourned its session at 
Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Mebaneville, to meet in its thirty-fourth 
annual session on Wednesday after the first Sunday in October, 1905, 
with the Terrell's Creek Missionary Baptist Church. This church, 
together with its pastor, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, extends to the New Hope 
Association a cordial welcome in this sitting. Terrell's Creek Church is 
one of the oldest or among the oldest churches of the Association, and its 
pastor, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, is the right man in the right place. He has 
added to the spiritual growth of the church since his pastorate with 



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them. The church is eight miles due west from Chapel Hill. Those 
who travel by railroad would do well to come to Chapel Hill Tuesday 
evening and stay over night and then go up to the church the next 
morning (Wednesday). I don't mean for all to stop with me, but if 
you turn up on that occasion then you shall have a home for the night. 
So, brethren, we shall be glad to see you. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, Moderator. 
L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

, REMARKS BY SECRETARY. 

The Secretary has held general correspondence with those making 
inquiry respecting the spiritual condition of the New Hope Baptist Asso- 
ciation. He has endeavored to propagate the work along the various 
lines to a success, and wishes to say that the New Hope Baptist Associa- 
tion is in good standing as to its spiritual condition. There is perfect 
peace among the workers of the Association, and as to our financial con- 
dition, I am satisfied she is not a whit behind any Association in the 
State, according to membership per capita. I long to see the day when 
the Associations over the State can meet and expedidite the business in 
the spirit of brotherhood, and not until this is done, with the sword in 
hand, will the churches of today stand where the Apostles stood. In 
those days there were additions made to the churches daily, such as 
were saved, and not those who were added to the church for fame or 
notoriety. Pastors and ministers are greatly responsible for the slackness 
of the churches along some lines. Therefore, in God's name, let both 
minister and member alike rise up and make the mission of the church 
just what it ought to be. God bless the work over the field. 
Faithfully yours, 

L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 



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RULES OF DECORUM. 



1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer by the 
Moderator, or by some person at his request. 

2. The names of the delegates shall be enrolled by the Clerk and 
called each day on the assembling of the Association. The proceedings 
of the previous meeting shall be read before transacting other business. 

3. All questions before the Association shall be decided by the living 
voice, except when a division is called for, and then by rising. 

4. No member shall speak more than twice on the same subject with- 
out permission from the Moderator. 

5. It shall be the duty of members to obtain permission before leav- 
ing the Association. 

6. While a brother is speaking it shall be considered a breach of 
order for any member to pass between the Moderator and the speaker, or 
to engage in conversation, or in any way to interfere with the speaker. 

7. Every member must arise and address the Moderator, and confine 
himself strictly to the subject before the body; address no member by 
any appellation than that of brother, and cast no reflection upon any 
member. 

8. The Moderator shall have the same privilege of speaking as any 
other member, by calling some member temporarily to the chair, and 
when there is a tie he shall cast the deciding vote. 

9. Written queries from the churches or members, or resolutions, 
shall be read twice, and signed by the originator, before being received 
for discussion. 

10. A motion without a second shall not be received. A mover may 
withdraw his motion if the same is done before being voted upon. 

11. When a question is under consideration no motion shall be received 
except to adjourn, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, to lay on the 
table, or to amend, which several motions shall have precedence in the 
order they are named. 

12. When a motion has been carried, it shall be in order for any 
member who voted with the majority to move for a reconsideration on 
the same day. 

13. All committees shall consist of three members, unless otherwise 
ordered. 

14. The Clerk shall make out a list of the members appointed on each 
committee, stating the subject to be acted on, and hand the same to the 
chairman as soon as possible. 

15. Should anj' member violate any of the foregoing Rules of Decorum, 
it shall be the duty of the Moderator to call him to order. If he fails to 
do so, any member of the body shall have the same privilege. 



21 
CONSTITUTION. 



1. This Association shall be called the "New Hope Missionary Bap- 
tist Association. ' ' 

2. The Association shall meet annually, to be composed of ordained 
ministers belonging to said Association; and members belonging to the 
Association who, by presenting letters from their respective churches cer- 
tifying to their appointment, shall be entitled to seats. 

3. The number of delegates from each church shall not exceed two. 

4. The letters from the churches shall state the number baptized and 
the whole number of members. 

5. The delegates thus chosen shall sit as an advisory council, and 
shall have no power to infringe upon any of the rights of the churches. 

6. In its discussion and acts the Church must recognize Christ as the 
only law-giver in Zion; and every individual church is an independent 
body, with executive (but not legislative) powers. 

7. It shall be the duty of this Association when requested by organ- 
ized churches, to hear their grievances, give appropriate advice or send 
committees to aid them in their difficulties. If the minority of a church 
be arraigned by the majority, upon application it shall be entitled to the 
same consideration. Individual applications will not be entertained. 

8. The Association shall have the power to withdraw from any 
church that knowingly and wilfully departs from the orthodox principles 
of religion as taught by the Bible, and held by regular Baptists as the 
true teachings thereof. 

9. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator and Clerk, to 
be elected by the suffrages of the members present. 

10. This Association shall have a Treasurer, who shall not intrust any 
money belonging to the Association, unless so ordered by the Executive 
Board. 

11. Baptist churches, upon application for admission into this Asso- 
ciation, shall be received and their delegates seated, if satisfactory evi- 
dence be given that they are truly of our faith and order. 

12. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any annual 
meeting, two-thirds of the members present concurring. 

13. This Association shall have a Ministerial Council, composed of 
seven ordained ministers belonging to this Association, and no applicant 
shall be ordained unless four-sevenths of the Board are present. This 
section shall not be changed except by a two-thirds vote of the Associa- 
tion. 

14. No minister shall be ordained without being first qualified to read 
the Scriptures with understanding and have a gift for the ministry. This 
section shall not be changed except by a two-thirds vote of the members 
present at the Association. 

15. The Association shall require subordinate churches to pay three 
cents per capita for Associational purposes, and two cents per capita for 
missions. 

16. The Ministerial Board shall prepare an examination upon the 
fundamental principles of education in the English language. All appli- 
cants must average 66f per cent, on all the questions asked before being 
entitled to ordination. 

17. This Association shall meet annually on Wednesday after the 
first Sunday in October and adjourn on Friday of the same week. 



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Moderator, Rev. J. H. Duxston, Morrisville, N. C. 
Vice-Moderator, Rev. J, H. Caldwell, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Secretary, Rev. L. H. Hackney, Chapel Hill, X. C. 
Treasurer, Rev. Geo. W. Moore, Raleigh, X. C. 

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Secretary, Rev. L. H. Hackney, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Treasurer, Rev. G. W. Moore, Raleigh, X. C. 
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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Thirty-Sixth Annual Session 



OF THE 



New Hope 
Missionary Baptist Association 



HELE WITH THE 



TAYLOR'S CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH, 

(Five miles north-west of Cumnock, N. C.) 

OCTOBER % 10, U, 1907. 



OFFICERS 



Moderator — Rev. J. H. Dunston Morrisville, N. C. 

Vice- Moderator— Rev. T. J. Edwards Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Secretary — Rev. L. H. Hackney Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Treasurer — Rev. G. W. Moore Ralejgh, N. C. 



MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS. 

Rev. W. M. Brown, President Apex, N. C. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston Morrisville, N. C. 

Rev. C. D. Hackney Riggsbee's Store, N. C. 

Rev. G. W. Moore. Raleigh, N. C- 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell Chapel Hill, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS 



THIRTX-SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION OF NEW HOPE MISSIONARY 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



FIRST DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association met in its 
thirty-sixth annual session with the Taylor's Chapel Church, 
five miles north-west of Cumnock, N. C. , Octbber 9th, 10th 
and 11th, 1907. Praise services led by Revs. E. M. and F. D. 
Harrington. Read Psalm 14. Prayer by Rev. E. M. Mason. 
The pastor in charge, Rev. T. J. Edwards, extended a cordial 
welcome to the Association, making us welcome in the name 
of the Lord to the new house of worship to do business in for 
the extensionx)f Christ's Kingdom and to their home and hos- 
pitalities. Response by Rev. B. F. Hopkins, who responded 
in his usual way, giving life and vitality to the occasion. 

Rev. C. D. Hackney, who was appointed to preach the 
introductory sermon, assisted by Bro. A. C. Clark and Rev. 
G. W. Moore, read Eph. 2. Prayer by Bro. Clark. Sang 
again hymn 704, "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?" Rev. 
C. D. Hackney then announced his text from second chapter 
of Ephesians and Daniel 2:24. He preached the sermon of 
his life. The old veteran of the Cross has been a preacher 
and yet is one. This sermon was quite animating and thrilled 
the hearts of many. Dr. S. H. Witherspoon, Corresponding 
Secretary of the Baptist Educational Convention of North 
Carolina, was introduced to the Association. We then sang 
hymn No. 800, "Go Preach my Gospel, Saith the Lord." 

Rev. R. Spruell, of the A. M. E. Z. Connection, was 
introduced to the association. Collection to the amount of 
17.05. The Moderator at this point gave some advice to the 
Association. The Association then adjourned for dinner to 
meet again at 2:30 P. M. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS. 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Rev. J. H. Duuston, Rev. T. J. 
Edwards, Rev. W. H. Stuart, Rev. H. C. Jones, Rev. B. F. 



Hopkins, Eev. J. J. Jones, Sr., Rev. E. M. Mason, Rev. D. 
J. Emerson, Rev. C. D. Hackney, Rev. F. D. Harrington, 
Rev. G. W. Moore, Rev. L. H. Hackney, Rev. J. C. Love, 
Rev. W. T. Craven, Rev. M. W. Brown, Rev. H. S. Fuller, 
Rev. N. M. Hackney, Rev. R. D. Brooks. 

VISITING MINISTERS. 

Rev. Joshua Perry, Rev. R. Spruell, Dr. S. H. Wither - 
spoon. 

LICENTIATE MINISTERS. 

Brethren N. M. McLean, A. C. Clark, N. M. Hackney, 
H. R. Burt, R. E. Edwards, W. A. Durham, R. D. Brooks, 
H. G. Goldston. 

DELEGATES. 

H. J. Johnson, J. E. Marks, A. E. Thompson, Henderson 
Oldham, H. J. Jones, Rev. H. C. Jones, Robert B. Hackney, 
A. C. Clark, F. W. Williams, F. D. Atwater, E. L. Horton, 
A. J. Byrd, Rev. M. W. Browu, J. R. Hackney, R. D. 
Brooks, C. H. Minner, G. A. Womble, Joseph Reaves, Rev. 
E. M. Mason, J. E. Jordan, M. J. Graves, John Palmer, H. 
G. Goldston, Laura Emerson, J. H. Watson, Prof. A. R. 
Green, Lendo Farrington, Sandy Mason, J. W. Mason, W. A. 
Durham, J. W. Brown, Eli Burnett, Rev. W. T. Craven, 
Rev. F. D. Harrington, Rev. J. H. Dunston, Johnie Person, 
C. B. Chalmers, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Arthur Spence, S. B. 
Spark man, William Perry, Rev. B. F. Hopkins, H. L. 
Womack, T. J. Edwards, Rev. L. H. Hackuey. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PRESENT. 

Rev. J. J. Jones, Jr., Rev. R. P. Wynne, Rev. A. Dur- 
ham, Rev. T. B. Baldwin, Rev. James Chaves, Rev. R. T. 
Kingsbury, Rev. Grumpier. 

FIRST DAY— AETERNOON SESSION. 

The Association reassembled at the appointed hour, 2:30 
o'clock. The religious exercises were conducted by Rev. J. 
H. Dunston and Rev. J. II. Caldwell. Sang hymn 704 then 
read 24th Psalm. Invocation by Rev. J. H. Caldwell. Dr. 
S. H. Witherspoon was then introduced to the Association 
by Rev. L. H. Hackney. Bro. Witherspoon laid before us 



the plans that the Baptist Educational Convention desires to 
carry out in the State. He gave to us one of his best speeches 
which stirred our hearts quite much. We then gave him a 
collection for State Missions amounting to 110.75. A vote of 
thanks was tendered Dr. Witherspoon for his able address to 
this laudable body. At this point Dr. Witherspoon was 
compelled to leave to meet another Association. Rev. R< 
Spruell, of the A. M. E. Z. Church, delivered a timely address 
to the Association which was full of practicable, common 
sense. He kept us enlivened by speaking many humorous 
things in the very able address given. A vote of thanks was 
tendered for this timely address, etc. On motion that the 
Moderator be excused from giving annual address until some 
future time to suit his convenience. Motion that all the 
officers be continued for the next fiscal year. On motion, the 
Treasurer's report be received and adopted. There being 
quite a large delegation for the first day and homes to assign, 
the Association adjourned to meet tomorrow morning at 9 
o'clock. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

The Association met at the hour appointed, 9 o'clock. 
The religious exercises were conducted by Rev. J. J. Jones, 
Sr. We then sang a spiritual song, led by Rev. J. H. Duns- 
ton. The Moderator then announced the house ready for 
business. After the roll call the minutes of yesterday were 
read and approved. The Moderator then appointed the 
committee on reading of letters, Rev. D. J. Emerson and 
Prof A. R. Green. 

A letter was read from the Woman's Home and Foreign 
Missionary Society of the Christian Chapel neighborhood 
reporting to the Association as to their work and how they 
are progressing in the Lord's work along this line. We then 
adjourned until 2 o'clock P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association re-assembled accordiug to adjournment 
at the hour appointed, 2 o'clock. Bro. N. M. Hackney led 
in invocation. Rev. J. H. Dunstou read Matt. 25:1-13 
and second chapter of Philippians. We then again were 
led in prayer by Rev. J. H. Dunston, after which he 



6 

announced the house ready for business. At this point all 
business was suspended as the hour for preaching had 
arrived. Rev. J. H. Dunston then announced his text Matt. 
25:13-45. He preached to us one of his best sermons which 
animated the hearts of the people generally. This was one of 
the sermons of his life. We were led in prayer by Bro. Alex. 
Craig. A collection of $15.20 was taken. Bro. A. C. Clark 
was excused for home to attend the public examination at 
Pittsboro, N. C. Rev. G. W. Moore, Missionary of North 
Carolina (Sunday School department) represented his work 
and the American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia. 
He spoke like Lion at Bay. The people enjoyed his lecture 
much. The choir then made music for us in a very tasteful 
manner. Upon motion, the letters already read were received. 
Sister Sallie Mials, of Raleigh, N. C, representing the 
Woman's Society of the State, was introduced to the Associa- 
tion, who made some interesting remarks. The Moderator 
stated that some time be given to Sister Mials to lay her work 
before the Association. The Association adjourned to meet 
tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 

THIRD DAY— FRIDAY- MORNING SESSION. 

The Association met at 9 o'clock, the Moderator in the 
chair. The praise services couducted by Rev. J. J. Jones 
and Bro. R. D. Brooks. Sang hymn on page 31, "Let Sin- 
ners Take Their Course." Read Roman 12. Prayer by Bro. 
R. D. Brooks. We then engaged in a covenant meeting, 
which was very interesting indeed. The spirit was so high 
among the brethren that it was hard to have self control (of 
our spirit) long enough to engage in the regular business of 
the Association. The Chautauqua held at Keyser, N. C, by 
Rev. G. W. Moore was quite a success. Rev. J. H. Dunston, 
of Morrisville, and Rev. L. H. Hackney, of Chapel Hill, were 
present at the Chautauqua and rendered valuable service. 
This meeting is destined to assist in the ministerial and edu- 
cational advantages of the young men who feel their calling 
to the ministry. The Moderator announced the house ready 
for business. The roll was called and the minutes of the last 
meeting were read and approved. The Association went into 
business. Rev. C. D. Hackney was placed before the Asso- 



Ciation for aid. At this point a collection amounting to $2.70 
was taken to assist him in getting back home from the Asso- 
ciation. Here Eev. C. D. Hackney gave thanks to the Asso- 
ciation for the many good things and hospitality accorded 
him along all lines. The reading of the letters were continued. 
Upon motion the report of the Committee on Education was 
received and adopted. Motion that we encourage the churches 
of the Association to hold one or more Chautauquas in some 
of its bounds every year. Bro. S. B. Sparkman, delegate 
from White Hill Baptist church, Durham, N. C, made some 
interesting remarks, after which he was excused for home. 
Motion the report of the Committee on Time and Place be 
received and adopted. Nineteen in the affirmative and twenty 
in the negative. Motion lost. Motion the Association adjourn 
to meet at Mt. Sinai in 1907 on Wednesday before the second 
Sunday in October. Upon motion, the time for adjournment 
was suspended fifteen minutes to hear from Rev. Joshus Perry, 
of Winston-Salem, who is representing the Orphanage. He 
is all over in his work, both soul and body. 

Rev. Perry must be a man of God, and was born at the 
right time. He is the father and founder of the colored 
orphanage at Oxford. Here in this institution God has won- 
derfully blessed his labors until the institution stands upon 
record today with other institutions. Some years ago Rev. 
Joshua Perry moved to Winston -Salem, 23". C. Seeing the 
great need of another asylum or a similar institution that the 
neglected and motherless children might be cared for. At 
this he went to work and is rapidly pushing to front this 
institution in the name of heaven's God. He explained to us 
the needs of the field, etc. A collection was taken for the 
benefit of his work amounting to $9.00. Motion, the report 
of the Committee on Obituaries be received, was adopted. 
The Association is doing a great work along the line of the 
many agencies to bring man in closer touch with God. She 
stands fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. After 
some timely advice by the Moderator, the Association 
adjourned until 2 o'clock. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 
The Association re-assembled at the appointed hour, 2 



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o'clock. Praise service conducted by Rev. J. J. Jones, Sr. 
Read Romans 13. Invocation by Rev. Jones. The Moderator 
announced the house ready for business. Roll called and 
minutes of morning session read and approved. Upon motion, 
the sermon which was to be delivered by Rev. H. S. Fuller, 
be postponed, and that business be continued. Upon motion, 
the Association adjourned to meet in its annual session Wed- 
nesday after the first Sunday in October, 1908, with the Mt. 
Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 2J miles south-east of Uni- 
versity Station, 1ST. C. At this point, quite a number of the 
delegates were excused for home. Upon motion, the report 
of the Committee on Obituaries was received. (See report.) 

Rev. M. W. Brown reported the action of the Board 
respecting buying land at New Hill, N. C, for the erection of 
an Academy at that point. (See report, Ministerial Board.) 
Upon motion, this report was received and adopted. Report 
of pastor of Cole's Chapel, Pittsboro, through Rev. M. W. 
Brown be received. This report showed that Bro. McCain 
had been quite earnest in his efforts at Pittsboro. Motion 
that the Pittsboro Station, Cole's, be discontinued from the 
list of donations as to helping to pay their pastor, and that 
the church make the very best use of the mission possible. 
At this point the Association gave to Rev. Joshua Perry $4.05 
to assist him in traveling expenses to and from the Asso- 
ciation. 

Sister Sallie Mials, of Raleigh, was introduced to the 
Association, who came and spoke very pointedly to the body 
respecting the Woman's Mission work in the State. A col- 
lection of $5.40 was taken for her support. Upon motion, 
the resolution offered by Rev. D. J. Emerson was received. 
(See resolution). This resolution contains many honors to 
the church and neighborhood for their hospitality, etc. Motiou, 
the Association turn vote of thanks to the church and vicinity 
for their hospitality in supporting this Association so hospit- 
ably. At this point business was pushed at a very rapid rate. 
The Association was amply supported at Taylor's Chapel 
Missionary Baptist Church. There is a noble hearted set of 
brethren and sisters in this church. Grant that their lives 
may be spared to live long upon the earth that through their 
lives many may be saved through the blood of Jesus. 



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The Association adjourned to meet in its next annual 
session with the church at Mt. Sinai Wednesday before the 
second Sunday in October, 1908. 

Key. J. H. Dtjnston, 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Moderator. 

Clerk. 



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APPENDIX. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Brother Moderator, Ministers and Members of the New Hope Missionary 
Baptist Association : 

I feel congratulated in presenting this most favorable report to you. 
The Lion has been watchful da)' and night, and the name of the above 
in North Carolina and elsewhere stands on the mountain of Nebo, in our 
minds to the top of Pisgah, looking at lands flowing with milk and 
honey. 

1906 RECEIPTS. 

Oct. 7. Cash balance brought forward $150.39 

Oct. 7. Cash received from Finance Committee 160.57 

Oct. 7. Cash from public collection 16.20 

EXPENDITURES. 

Oct. 18. To Rev. C. D. Hackney $ 5.00 

Oct. 18. To Rev. E. D. Kirby 1.37 

Oct. 18. To Rev. L. H. Hackney _, 5.85 

Oct. 18. To Rev. L. H. Hackney 15.00 

Oct. 18. To Mr. W. B. Thompson 2.50 

Oct. 18. To Bro. Samuel Clark 2.00 

Nov. 9. To Represent into the Baptist State Educa- 
tional Convention, Salisbury, N. C 20.00 

Nov. 9. Delegates' expenses 21.00 

1907. 

Nov. 29. To Alonzo Tuck, aid in Shaw University 5.00 

March 27. To Rev. L. H. Hackney, printing Minutes 32.00 
March 30. To. Rev. E. M. Mason, aid for Liberty 

Church 10.00 

April 2. To Bro. Jonah Horton, aid in Shaw Univ'ty 5.00 
April 2. To Rev. F. D. Harrington, for church at 

Raeford, N. C 5.00 

May 14. To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, land bought at New 

Hill, N. C 60.00 

May 23. To Rev. L. H. Hackney, printing Minutes 24.38 
June 5. To registration of deed and certificate of Clerk 

of Superior Court 2.15 

Total expenditures 143.53 $254.44 

143.53 

Balance on hand $110.91 

Respectfully submitted, 

Geo. W. Moore, 

Treasurer. 



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REPORT ON EDUCATION. 



Believing that education is one of earth's powers and that a Chris- 
tian education is a stimulation to one's desires as efforts are done little 
thinking and as all cases and colors of men are seeking an education, 
we do hereby ask our people to make a start for Christian education. 
We beg, as your committee, to submit the following report : 

Whereas, Shaw University, located in the city of Raleigh, N. C, 
has and is doing such a noble work among the colored people of North 
Carolina for intelligence, intellectual and moral training of the mind 
for the colored youth of these United States, especially this our own race, 
and has sent it far into the other lands across the oceans, the seass ; 
therefore be it 

Resolved 1. That the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association 
ask that students attend Shaw University, and that the young ladies will 
go to Esty University for the same purpose. It is in this institution that 
students can obtain scientific, collegiate, law, medicine, Pharmacy, theo- 
logical and along any line a student wishes to pursue. 

Whereas, the President, Dr. Henry Martin Tupper, gave his life to 
the education of the colored race throughout these United States and 
foreign countries, and Dr. Chas. F. Meserve, its present President, it still 
carrying out the same spirit. 

Resolved 2. That this Association will put forth every effort possi- 
ble for the education of the race, the youth, both young men and 
women, in sustaining the institution. 

Resolved 3. That we endorse our Theological department of Shaw 
University and its dean. 

Resolved 4. That this Association encourage home education in the 
public schools and in the ministry. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, 
Rev. Geo. W. Moore, 
Rev. B. F. Hopkins, 
Rev. M. W. Bkown, 
Rev. D. J. Emerson, 

Committee. 
RESOLUTION. 

Whereas, that the members of Taylor's Chapel Baptist church and 
the surrounding community has so royally entertained us in this our 
present session, be it 

Resolved. That we, the ministers and delegates and visitors, will 
turn a vote of thanks sincerely from the hearts for their general hospi- 
tality in caring for us during our stay with them. 

Respectfully, 

D. J. Emerson. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SERMONS. 



We, your Committee on Sermons, beg leave to make the following 
report: Rev. B. F. Hopkins preach the Introductory Sermon Wednesday 
at 11 o'clock A. M., assisted by Rev. E. M. Mason. Rev. L. H. Hackney 
preach on Thursday at 2 o'clock P. M., Rev. D. J. Emerson, alternate ; 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell preach Friday at 2 o'clock P. M., Rev. M. W. 
Brown, alternate. 

F. W. WlLLIANS, 
H. G. GOLDSTON, 

H. C. Jones, 
Lindo Farrington, 
J. Rives, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF TEMPERANCE. 

We, your Committee on Temperance, wish to make the following 
report : Temperance is the moderate use of things that are helping 
and total abstainance from things that are harmful. Seeing as we do the 
evil effects of alcoholic drinks and the use of tobacco in all of its forms, 
we recommend that the delegates and pastors of this Association use 
every means possible to discourage the use of strong drink and tobacco. 
We recommend that pastors preach sermons on Temperance during the 
year and that the deacons help the pastors to drive out this great evil. 
Handle not and taste not. — Col. 2:21. 

Rev. Geo. W. Moore, 
Rev. C. D. Hackney, 
Bro. S. B. Sparkman, 
Rev. W. T. Craven, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE. 

We, your Committee on Time and Place have agreed to send the 
next setting of the Association to White Rock Baptist Church, Durham, 
N. C. This report was received, and afterwards reconsidered and voted 
to meet in its next annual session with the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, near 
University Station. This was the act of the Association. 

Bro. M. J. Graves, 
Sandy Mason, 
R. D. Brooks, 
M. J. Johnson, 
E. M. Mason, 

Committee. 



REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

We, your Committee on Obituaries submit the following report : 
We have found by careful view of the death rate through letters that has 



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been called from labor to their reward the following number from each 
church : Mt. Pleasant, 1 ; University, 1 ; Terrell's, 2 ; Hickory Grove, 
8; Sanford, 1 ; Mt. Zion, (Wake), 3; Barbee's Chapel, 2; Mt. Vernon, 
1 ; Piney Grove, 1 ; Basil Creek, 2 ; Haw River, 1 , Lambert's Chapel, 
1 ; Mt. Olive, 2 ; St. Paul, 1 ; Robert's Chapel, 2 ; Mt. Zion, (Chatham) 
4 ; Taylor's Chapel, 2 ; Shiloh, 1 ; Mt. Gilead, 1 ; Mt. Moriah, 3 ; Oak- 
land, 1; Martha's Chapel, 1; White Rock, (Durham) 7; Mt. Sinai, 5; 
White Oak, 2 ; Chapel Hill, 1 ; New Bethel, 1 ; North East Chapel, 2 : 
Total, 60. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, 
Rev. W. H. Stuart, 
Rev. H. S. Fuller, 
Bro. J. R. Hackney, 
Bro. Alex. Craig, 
Bro. J. W. Mason, 

Committee. 



REPORT ON FINANCE. 

We, your Committee on Fsnance, beg leave to submit the following 
report : Mt. Olive, $2.55 ; Barbee's Chapel, 9.50 ; Haw River, 5.40 ; 
Sanford, 1.95; Lambert's Chapel, 4.55; Basil Creek, 5.65; White Oak, 
4.55 ; Shiloh, 7.25 ; New Hope, 3.25 ; (due 1.25) Markham's Chapel, 7.00 ; 

Mt. Sinai, 11.90; Mt. Moriah, ; Chapel Hill, 6.00; Mt. Pleasant, 

.35; New Bethel, 5.00; (due .60) Mt, Zion, (Wake) 5.10; Hickory 
Grove, 6.00; (due 1.05) Robert's Chapel, 11.15 ; White Rock, (Durham) 
(due 20.00) ; Red Hill, 1.25 ; Mt. Vernon, .55 ; (due .25) Union Chapel, 
5.95; Oak Grove, 1.60; Mt. Zion, (Chatham) 15.35; Taylor's Chapel, 
4.70; Albright (North Durham) 1.00; Black River Grove, 1.75; North 
East Chapel, 6.35 ; Bethesda, .65 ; New Hill, 2.05 ; Johnson's Grove, 
.60; Raeford, $1.00; (due .25) Piney Grove, 2.10; Bethlehem, 1.85; 
Harris Grove, 1.45; Oakland, .70; Mt. Gilead, 1.55; Mt. Moriah, (Meb- 
ane) 6.10 ; Home Missionary Society, New Hill, 2.45. 

Bro. N. M. Hackney, 
Bro. E. L. Horton, 
Prof. B. H. Cole, 
Prof. A. R. Green, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS. 

The Ministerial and Executive Boards have endeavored to act 
wisely in all cases coming before them for their investigation. The Holy 
Bible, guided by the Holy Spirit, is the watchword of the New Hope 
Association. The Board met Wednesday night, October 9, at the resi- 
dence of Bro. Charles Watson. The Board recommends to the Associa- 
tion to take stock in the Academy that we expect to build at New Hill to 
the amount of $60 in the Academy as interest. Bro. N. M. Hackney and 



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Bro. D. H. Brooks were applicants for ordination for the ministry. The 
Board decided that the Pittsboro Mission Station, Cole's Chapel, be dis- 
continued as to receiving aid from the Association for the next fiscal year, 
and that the church be requested to make choice of their pastor. The 
Board desires to have this point self-sustaining. The applicants, Brethren 
N. M. Hackney and D. H. Brooks, were at this point placed on exami- 
nation. The examination upon general experience was conducted by 
Rev. C. D. Hackney. There being so much business before the Board to 
be looked after, the examination was discontinued until the Union 
Meeting at Barbee's Chapel, December, 1907, and that the applicants be 
requested to come before the Board there for the continuing of the exam- 
ination. The applicants were quite submissive to the request. 

Quite a number of claims came in from various sources. The 
Board recommended that Bro. J. W. Brown take his petition to his 
church and have it properly signed in regular form. The Board donated 
to Bro. Alonza Tuck $8.50 to assist him in the Theological Department 
of Shaw University. Donated to Sister Shidie Campbell $5.00 to aid 
her in obtaining an education. To Revs. J. H. Dunston and M. W. 
Brown $1.50 each for meeting the Board at New Hope church in 
July, 1907. Motion that Bro. N. M. McLean be paid $10.00 balance 
due him for pastor at Pittsboro. To Rev. D. J. Emerson $4.00 for his 
expenses in organizing the church at Raeford. To the sexton of Taylor's 
Chapel Church $2.00. 

The Board adjourned to meet in the Union Meeting at Barbee's, 
December, 1907. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, Pres. 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secy. 
Rev. J. H. Dunston, 
Rev. C. D. Hackney, 
Rev. Geo. W. Moore, 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell, 
Ministerial and Executive Boards. 
The Ministerial and Executive Boards met on Saturday night of the 
Union Meeting at the home of Prof. H. Barbee. Brethren N. M. Hack- 
ney and D. H. Brooks came before the Board for ordination. The Board 
went into the examination of the applicants. The examination was con- 
ducted by Rev. J. H. Dunston. After a thorough examination through 
all the branches, both scriptural and scientifically, and having passed a 
satisfactory examination, the Board thereupon ordered their ordination. 
Rev. J. H. Dunston preached the introductory sermon Sunday morning 
at 11 o'clock from Matthew. 

The sermon was very inspiring indeed to the hearts of all who heard 
him. Ordination prayer was to have been given by Rev. C. D. Hackney, 
but he seemed so over-joyed by the Holy Spirit that he lost self-control. 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell led in invocation, which was touching to the hearts 
of the entire congregation. The ordination charge was also given by 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell, after which the right hand of fellowship was given 
by the members of the Ministerial Board, joined by the deacons that 



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were present from the various churches. Thus Revs. N. M. Hackney 
and D. H. Brooks as ordained ministers go forth to the world to fight the 
great fight against sin. 



ON HOURS ON MEETING. 

The Committee on Hours of Meeting, Rev. T. J. Edwards, pastor, 
and Deacons Henry Waddill and Aaron Watson, reported that the pro- 
gramme be carried out, and that other services be added, if necessary. 



AT MOUNT SINAI. 

The next Association will meet with the church at Mt. Sinai, near 
the University Station, on Wednesday after the first Sunday in October, 
1908. This church is one among the senior churches of the New Hope 
Association. She was under the leadership of Rev. E. H. Cole as its 
pastor from its. organization till April 27, 1900, when the Lord saw fit to 
call him from labor to reward. The church was under the leadership of 
Rev. H. C. Jones the remainder of the year. Since that time the church 
has been pastored by Rev. J. H. Dunston. There is not a more hospita- 
ble set of people in the Association than the Mt. Sinai members and its 
vicinity. No one will regret putting in their appearance in the Associa- 
tion next October. Here the good things abound in plenty and abund- 
ance. The Durham market is only a few miles away. Rev. J. H. Duns- 
ton is a man of broad-heart and wide experience in the Master's work. 
Look for us, we are coming. 



SOME REASONS GIVEN AGAINST THE USE OF 
WHISKEY AND TOBACCO, ESPECIALLY CHRIS- 
TIANS, MINISTERS, DEACONS, SUPERIN- 
TENDENTS AND TEACHERS. 



I knew that God in this word had spoken 
The power of sin can all be broken, 
The heart held captive, yet be free, 
Lord, is this blessing not for me % 

With anguish song, I cried my Lord. 
Is there not power in Jesus' blood 1 ? 
To make in me a perfect cure 1 ? 
To cleanse my heart and make it pure. 

The blood, the blood, all my plea, 
Hallelujah, it cleanseth me ; 
And there I stand this very hour, 
Kept by Almighty keeping power. 
Temptations come, the blood's my plea, 
The precious blood now cleanseth me. 



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How can ony one say after reading these beautiful lines 
that they cannot overcome any sin. O, would our dear Lord 
have said, "I have overcome and ye shall overcome," if it 
were an impossibility? There is no bad habit stronger than 
our God, aDd He has promised to give us of His strength if 
we ask it that we may overcome. So need say of any bad 
habit or practice it has become so much of my nature that I 
cannot overcome it, for when we say this we are simply say- 
ing that dear Heavenly Father while he saves us from some 
sins is unable to save us from others. The writer is very well 
acquainted with a sister living in the North who for years 
was addicted to the opium habit, contracted from taking 
small doses for the toothache. When the habit had grown 
quite strong on her she went to live in a Southern town. She 
had tried but in her own strength to overcome the habit, but 
had failed, of course. A few months after her removal she 
was told that tobacco was a cure for toothache, and she com- 
menced using tobacco, first in the form of snuff, and then all 
the different ways. The opium habit was cured, but, oh, 
what a loathsome, filthy one contracted in its stead ! For 
eight years she was in the power of this loathsome demon, 
and all through those years praying to be relieved, until she 
learned the lesson that the power of sin could all be broken 
and that this blessing was for her, and today she stands a free 
woman by the wonderful power of God, and strong to bring 
others out of the pit. It is a delusion of Satan, of course, 
that we can't overcome any bad habit. Another case of an 
old brother between seventy-five and eighty years of age when 
he contracted the tobacco habit. When a small boy he was 
told by the missionaries that it was a sinful habit he overcame 
it, and to the end of his life he was a free man, learning to 
read after he was eighty years of age. This brother lived in 
Orange county, and there are many witnesses to testify to the 
truth of this statement. He used to raise tobacco, but he 
even refused to do this after he became free from its power. 

There is nothing impossible with God. Only have faith, 
for without faith it is impossible to please God. O, what a 
mockery to try to teach others to resist temptation. They 
will surely say, physician heal thyself and then heal others. 
O, what a truth that can never be denied! We must be our- 



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selves in the true sense of the word what we teach others to 
be. Rev. E. H. Cole, oue of the old fathers and founders of 
the New Hope Baptist Association, used his whiskey and 
tobacco, but for many years before he was called from labor 
to reward he bid whiskey and tobacce a final farewell as a 
consumer. If he could quit, which he did, the the rest of us 
cau do the same, and if not, it is due from the fact that he 
had more self-control than we have. We simply need to 
decide to be master of the filthy habit. Tobacco and whiskey 
are very great evils and a curse to any people. They should 
not be used by Christians only in the way of medical use. 
Christians, and especially ministers, deacons, superintendents, 
teachers and all Christian leaders in every department of life 
should be total abstainers from this filty habit. The minister 
and teacher must carry in their lives the very principle that 
they are indeavoring to impart in the lives of others. "Ye 
are our epistle written in our hearts, known and reaxl of all 
men." — II Cor. 3:2. In order to discourage the use of tobacco 
and whiskey we must not be users ourselves for the people 
will want to know why he doesn't practice his own doctrine. 
Brethren, to my mind voting against a thing and yet carrying 
the same thing concealed in the bosom is bias. The minister 
who indulges in the use of tobacco has the masses of the peo- 
ple, because the masses use it. One who indulges in a habit 
must be somewhat in sympathy with that habit. How can 
two walk together except they first be agreed. The consumer 
has the greater following on questions of this nature, for he 
has people to start with. Anything can float down the stream 
but it takes a man to fight the tide and go up stream. 

I simply claimed that those who used tobacco before 
voting upon the passage of the committee's report on temper- 
ance to make up their minds to be a whole mau and not claim 
to be killing a thing and yet giving it medicine to sustain life. 
Brethren, I am convinced that we cannot serve God and 
mammon. The Bible is alright, but how about yeople? The 
report on temperance was alright, but how about those who 
voted for it? As twin brothers to this diabolical, filthy 
habit, one man in the right is in the majority. It was said 
by some of the ministers that I got in the ditch by taking the 
stand I did against the use of tobacco. I think the ditch 



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belongs to the other fellow — the oue who is trying to serve 
two masters. I want to ask every minister a square question, 
who is master, you or the habit? Is it right for us as min- 
isters to teach and discourage the use of tobacco 1 ? No brother 
should boast of having smothered the truth with an evil 
habit or boast of mother wit against science, for a man doesn't 
need mother wit or science either to drift with the tide, it 
will go itself if not hindered. Fire, water and honor once 
made a league together. They had quite a successful meeting, 
but before adjourning one of them suggested to the body in 
case we get lost from each other by what sign shall we find 
each other*? Fire arose and said wherever you see smoke 
there you may look for me, for I am close by. Though I be 
hid, look for me for I am there. Water spoke and gave for 
its sign, wherever you see green, tall willows and green grass 
during the day, there you rnay look for me. Though I be out 
of sight among the roots, I am there. Honor rose and strictly 
called attention and said, "Mind you, that you ever keep your 
eye upon me, for when you have once lost me, never, never 
again while the world stands will you ever find me again." 
Now, then, wherever you see smoke there is sign of fire ; 
wherever you see green grass there is sign of water; wherever 
you see whiskey and tobacco indulgers or any other habit or 
sin there are signs of sympathy, but mind you, that your 
words won't drop as heavy in the vocabulary of the people as 
they would if you were not a indulger, or else the minister 
could get drunk, swear, dance, lie and such like and then be 
equal to his task in the pulpit. Tobacco is very much like 
many other sins, it simply needs a master, and it will take 
wings and fly away to the laud of forgetfuluess. Brethren, I 
call upon you to help me to drive this evil from our midst. 
When this shall have beeu done there will be a brighter future 
before our people than has been for these hundred years. 
Meeting and resolving and adopting the reports of committees 
on temperance is a very small part of the work. It must go 
out into the every day life of the individual. Like the 
preacher, be must be a living monument of his own doctrine. 
Christ lived and preached himself into the world. You and I 
are called upon to preach Christ and him crucified. Christ 
said: "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth I will draw all 



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men unto me." — John 12:32. These bodies of ours are the 
temples of God. Now, if any man defiles the temple of God, 
him will God destroy. 

We are again exhorted to touch not, taste not, the unclean 
thing. Who would hesitate for one moment to answer it with 
reluctance that tobacco is a filthy and unclean habit, and 
should not, therefore, be taken into the mouths of God's peo- 
ple by any means. 

The Presbyterians in their last annual meeting passed a 
unanimous vote denouncing any preacher, deacon, superin- 
tendent, teacher or any leader in the Christian work of the 
Master that uses tobacco in any of its forms. This church 
took a bold stand against this evil, which is one of the great 
evils in the laud today. Grant that the time may not be far 
in the future when other religious bodies may follow. I stand 
for one in the New Hope Association against the use of this 
habit, though I may have to stand alone. Yet I count it all 
joy since I do it in the name of Christ, the great teacher of the 
universe. Brethren, be cold or hot one. 

(Signed) L. H. Hackney, Sec. 



MISSIONARY UNION AID SOCIETY OP CHEISTIAN 

CHAPEL CHURCH AND NEIGHBORHOOD 

GENERALLY. 

This Society is doing a great work along the line of hos- 
pitality, etc. They had four successful meetings during the 
last fiscal year. Rev. Thomas Morrison preached to them 
quite an interesting sermon on Thanksgiving day, also one on 
Easter Sunday. Rev. L. H. Hackney preached for them the 
first Sunday in May, 1907, to a large congregation. The ser- 
mon was quite animating to the hearts of the people generally. 
Rev. C. D. Hackney preached for them the fourth Sunday in 
September, 1907. The old veteran preached one of his soul- 
stirring sermons. The Association bids them a wide success 
in this glorious work throughout the State and world at large. 
Grant that these sisters and brethren may not cease to extend 
their hand of cordiality until every soul shall be brought to 
know the Saviour in the parting of their sins. 

Rev. L. M. Hackney, 

Sec. of Association. 



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APPLICANT'S EXAMINATION FOR THE MINISTRY. 

FIRST— EXAMINATION IN THEOLOGY. 

1. Repeutauce aud salvation; 2. Regeneration and faith; 
3. Justification and prayer; 4. Adoption, and why so- 
called; 5. Glorification and how obtained; 6. The call to 
the ministry; 7. What is the Bible aud who is God? 8. 
Who is the Devil or Satan and what does the Bible say sin is? 
9. What does the Bible teach about conversion ? 10. Why 
are Christians baptized? 11. When and where was the 
Lord's Supper instituted, aud for what purpose, and who 
should partake of its emblems? 12. What should be the true 
aim of every Christian? 13. Why (should the minister be 
educated ? 

SECOND — EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE. 

1. Spelling; 2. Reading; 3. Writing; 4. Grammar; 
5. Geography; 6. Arithmetic; 7. United States History; 
8. Physiology; 9. General questions applicable to the negro 
race, as to his suffrage before aud since the Civil War. 

The young ministers generally seem to be interested in 
the above examination, but still there seems to be some drones 
among the flock who don't care for study or the salvation of 
souls. Young ministers, there are two things which you 
must have, a spiritual appetite for the study of God's Word 
aud a craving desire to save souls and fit them for the kingdom 
of heaven. Young ministers, think upon these things and 
be wise. 

REPORT OF SECRETARY. 

Had 1500 minutes printed and distributed among the various 
churches and pastors. Had general correspondence with many friends 
throughout the entire country, both North and South. I am glad to 
say the field is in a prosperous condition and the New Hope Association 
stands second to none in the State. 

Love and friendship exist throughout the entire bounds of the 
District. God bless the brethren of the New Hope Missionary Baptist 
Association. I remain, 

Yours for Heaven, 

L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 



21 

RULES OF DECORUM. 



1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer by the 
Moderator, or by some person at his request. 

2. The names of the delegates shall be enrolled by the Clerk and 
called each day on the assembling of the Association. The proceedings 
of the previous meeting shall be read before transacting any business. 

3. All questions before the Association shall be decided by the living 
voice, except when a division is called for, and then by rising. 

4. No member shall speak more than once on the same subject 
without permission from the Moderator. 

5. It shall be the duty of members to obtain permission before 
leaving the Association. 

6. While a brother is speaking it shall be considered a breach of 
order for any member to pass between the Moderator and the speaker, or 
to engage in conversation, or in any way to interfere with the speaker. 

7. Every member must rise and address the Moderator, and confine 
himself strictly to the subject before the body ; address no member by 
any appellation than that of brother, and cast no reflection upon any 
member. 

8. The Moderator shall have the same privilege of speaking as any 
other member, by calling some member temporarily to the chair, and 
when there is a tie he shall cast the deciding vote. 

9. Written queries from the churches or members, or resolutions, 
shall be read twice, and signed by the originator, before being received 
for discussion. 

10. A motion without a second shall not be received. A mover may 
withdraw his motion if the same is done before being voted upon. 

11. When a question is under consideration no motion shall be 
received except to adjourn, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, to lay on 
the table, or to amend, which several motions shall have precedence in 
the order they are named. 

12. When a motion has been carried, it shall be in order for any 
member who voted with the majority to move for a reconsideration on 
the same day. 

13. All committees shall consist of three members, unless otherwise 
ordered. 

14. The Clerk shall make out a list of the members appointed on 
each committee, stating the subject to be acted on, and hand the same to 
the chairman as soon as possible. 

15. Should any member violote any of the foregoing Rules of 
Decorum, it shall be the duty of the Moderator to call him to order. If 
he fails to do so, any member of the body shall have the same privilege. 



22 

CONSTITUTION. 



1. This Association shall be known as the "New Hope Missionary 
Baptist Association." 

2. The Association shall meet annually, to be composed of ordained 
ministers belonging to said Association ; any member belonging to the 
Association who, by presenting letters from their respective churches 
certifying to their appointment, shall be entitled to seats. 

3. The number of delegates from each church shall not exceed two. 

4. The letters from the churches shall state the number baptized 
and the whole number of members. 

5. The delegates thus chosen shall sit as an advisory council, and 
shall have no power to infringe upon any of the rights of the churches. 

6. In its discussions and acts the church must recognize Christ as 
the only law-giver in Zion ; and every individual church is an indepen- 
dent body, with executive (but not legislative) powers. 

7. It shall be the duty of this Association when requested by organ- 
ized churches, to hear their grievances, give appropriate advice or send 
committees to aid them in their difficulties. If the minority of a church 
be arraigned by the majority, upon application it shall be entitle to the 
same consideration. Individual applications will not be entertained. 

8. The Association shall have the power to withdraw from any 
church that knowingly and wilfully departs from the orthodox principles 
of religion as taught by the Bible, and held by regular Baptists as the 
true teaching thereof. 

9. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator and Clerk, to 
be elected by the suffrages of the members present. 

10. This Association shall have a Treasurer, who shall not intrust 
any money belonging to the Association, unless so ordered by the Execu- 
tive Board. 

11. Baptist churches, upon application for admission into this Asso- 
ciation, shall be received and their delegates seated, if satisfactory evi- 
dence be given that they are truly of our faith and order. 

12. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any annual 
meeting, two-thirds of the members present concurring. 

13. This Association shall have a Ministerial Council, composed of 
seven ordained ministers belonging to this Association, and no applicant 
shall be ordained unless four-sevenths of the Board are present. This 
section shall not be changed except by a two thirds vote of the Associa- 
tion. 

14. No minister shall be ordained without first being qualified to 
read the Scriptures with understanding and have a gift for the ministry; 
This section shall not be changed except by a two-thirds vote of the 
members present at the Association. 

15. The Association shall require subordinate churches to pay three 
cents per capita for Associational purposes, and two cents per capita for 
missions. 

16. The Ministerial Board shall prepare an examination upon the 
fundamental principles of education in the English language. All appli- 
cants must average 66| per cent, on all the questions asked before being 
entitled to ordination. 

17. This Association shall meet annually on Wednesday after the 
first Sunday in October and adjourn on Friday of the same week. 



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Eight Miles west of Morrisville, N. C. 

October 7-9, 1914 



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Moderator, Rev. J. H. Dunston, Morrisville, N. C. 
Vice- Moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Secretary, Rev. L. H. Hackney, Chapel Hill, X. C. 
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NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH, 

Eight miles west of 

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OCTOBER 7th, 8th and 9th, 1914 



OFFICERS 

Moderator — Rev. J. H. Dunston Morrisville, N. C. 

Vice-Moderator — Rev. J. H. Caldwell Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Secretary — Rev. L. H. Hackney Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Treasurer — Rev. M. W. Brown Apex, N. C. 



MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS 

Rev. M. W. Brown, President Apex, N. C. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. C. D. Hackney Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston Morrisville, N. C. 

Rev. D.J. Emerson Sanford, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. H. S. Fuller Durham, N. C. 

Rev. Dr. B. F. Hopkins, D. D Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. A. T. Tuck Goldston, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS PRESENT 

Rev. M. W. Brown, Rev. J. H. Dunston, Rev. E. D. 
Kirby, Rev. James Hooper, Rev. B. F. Hopkins, D. D., Rev. 
J. H. Caldwell, Rev. E. J. Carrington, Rev. N. M. Hackney, 
Rev. A. T. Tuck, Rev. H. S. Fuller, Rev. H. G. Goldston, 
Rev. R. E. Edwards, Rev. H. M. Jones, Rev. W. H. Brad- 
shaw, Rev. W. H. Bland, Rev. R. A. Morphis, Rev. A. Grady, 
Rev. G. W. Sellars, Rev. W. S. Gattis, Dr. E. M. Brawley, 
Rev. George Malone, Rev. H. C. Jones, Rev. T. J. Edwards, 
Rev. S. H. Smith, Rev. J. O. Faucette. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS NOT PRESENT 

Rev. R. P. Wyun, Rev. F. D. Harrington, Rev. J. J. 
Jones, Rev. Thomas Morrison. 

LICENTIATE MINISTERS PRESENT 

Bros. G. W. McRae, S. P. McNeill, S. A. Alston, J. W. 
Mason, S. A. Stanford, A. C. Clark. 

LICENTIATE MINISTERS NOT PRESENT 

Bros. M. J. Jones, T. H. Strayhorn, J. H. Richmond. 

VISITING MINISTERS 

Rev. Dr. M. A. Tally, Rev. C. H. Williamson, Rev. 
S. H. Smith. 

DELEGATES 

Rev. D. J. Emerson, Rev. R. E. Edwards, Rev. A. Grady, 
Bro. G. W. McRae, Bro. S. P. McNeill, Bro. W. H. Walker, 
Bro. G. H. Graves, Bro. Jas. Carvent, Bro. James Hooper, 
Bro. S. A. Alston, Bro. S. J. Caldwell, Bro. Stephen Alston, 
Bro. J. W. Mason, Bro. Jasper West, Rev. A. T. Tuck, Rev. 
H. G. Goldston, Bro. E. D. Jones, Dr. A. M. Moore, Bro. 
S. A. Stanford, Bro. N. M. Mayo, Bro. D. Riggsbee, Bro. 
F. W. Williams, Bro. J. W. Watson, Rev. B. F. Hopkins, 
D. D., Bro. Joseph Fuller, Bro. George W. Alston, Bro. 
A. C. Clark, Rev. W. H. Bradshaw, Bro. G. W. Johnson, 
Bro. A. J. Taylor, Bro. J. G. Green, Bro. Robert Oatney, 
Bro. W. M. Mason. 



PROCEEDINGS 



FIRST DAY— MORNING SESSION 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association met in its 
forty-fifth annual session with the New Hope Baptist Church, 
the old mother church where the association was organized 
forty-five years ago. The devotional exercises were con- 
ducted by Rev. H. G. Goldstou and Rev. E. M. Mason. 
Sang hymu No. 454, after which the fourteenth chapter of 
John was read. Prayer by Rev. A. T. Tuck. Sang hymn 
No. 378. The moderator, Rev. J. H. Duustou, made some 
very interesting remarks in regards to the early history of the 
New Hope Missionary Baptist Association. At this point we 
entered into our annual reunion by the hearty hand shake, 
while we sang the praises of God. The Holy Ghost seemed 
light in every heart. Rev. J. H. Caldwell, pastor of the 
chnrch, extended a cordial welcome to the delegation and 
visitors and friends generally. His remarks were enjoyed 
and of much interest. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, an ex-pastor of the church, made 
some interesting remarks concerning the membership of the 
New Hope Church during the twenty-three years consecutive 
pastorate. While as pastor of this church he said there lived 
some of the best members that ever belonged to any church, 
and that most of the old heads have crossed the river over in 
the beyond, though many of their sons and daughters were 
still living, and that they were "chips off the old block." 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell is pastoring a noble and Christian 
hearted people. Response to Rev. J. H. Caldwell's address 
Rev. M. W. Brown answered in fitting and tasty words for 
the occasion. Dr. Brown is always very cheerful at times 
like this, when we were about to break our fast 5 he stated 
that he represented the highest moral and religious organiza- 
tion in the world. 



Dr. E, M. Brawley, D. D., pastor of White Eock Baptist 
Church, of Durham, N. 0., was introduced to the association ; 
also Dr. A. M. Moore, superintendent of White Rock Baptist 
Church Sunday-School. This is one of the best conducted 
Sunday-Schools in the State. 

At this period the association went into a permanent 
organization : On motion Rev. J. H. Dunston was re-elected 
Moderator; Dr. B. F. Hopkins, Vice Moderator ; Rev. L. H. 
Hackney, Secretary ; Rev. M. W. Brown, Treasurer. The 
ministerial and executive boards were re-elected. Rev. C. D. 
Hackney gave some pointed remarks on the reminiscences of 
the association ; Rev. J. H. Dunston enlarged upon the talk. 
Rev. Dunston was a promising young man who belonged to 
Shiloh Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Rev. E. H. 
Cole. He rendered valuable services both to pastor and 
churches. Collection was then taken by Rev. D. J. Emerson 
and Rev. E. J. Carringlou, amounting to $7.00. We then 
adjourned for recess until 2:00 P. M. 

FIRST DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

The association re-assembled at the appointed hour. 
Devotional services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Bland 
and others. The moderator announced the house ready for 
business. Calling the roll and reading the minutes of the 
previous meetiug. Approved. The introductory sermon to 
have been preached by Rev. T. J. Edwards was deferred until 
tomorrow. On motion the annual address to have been deliv- 
ered by the Moderator was postponed, and the time given to 
Rev. M. A. Tally, Suuday-Scnool Missionary of North Caro- 
lina. Dr. Tally spoke of missions in the highest terms. He 
is a natural born orator. Collection amounted to $10.15 for 
missions. Rev. C. H. Williamson was then introduced and 
made welcome. Adjourned. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston, 
Rey. L. H. Hackney, Moderator. 

Secretary. 



SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION 
The association re-opened by singing Hymn No. 228. 
Read the first chapter of Genesis. Prayer by Rev. G. W. 
McRae. Scripture lesson read by Rev. E. M. Mason. Sang 
the hymn entitled, "I love thy kingdom, Lord, the house of 
thine abode"; also sang Hymn No. 350, "I love thy church, O 
God." During this song we all extended the hearty shake of 
the hand, in token of our love for Almighty God and each 
other. At this point the moderator, Rev. J. H. Dunston 
announced the house ready for business. He appointed Rev. 
A. T. Tuck and Rev. A. Grady reading clerks to read the 
associational letters. The moderator then announced his 
committee and requested that they get on duty and act 
promptly in making their reports. The time having arrived 
Dr. A. M. Moore who was appointed to speak on "Our Lay- 
men," how to secure their active support in the work of the 
church, and what is the object of the Sunday-School, and how 
it should be conducted? He came forward in his usual 
unassuming manner and fully explained the meaning of "Our 
Laymen." He said in part : "Men who cause children to be 
born into this world and shift the responsibility on someone 
else for their religious education are not God's stewards." Do 
your own work. How to secure their support : Get the right 
man for superintendent ; a man who stands for right under 
all circumstauces. The object of the Sunday-School is to 
teach people to know more about God's Word, and his will 
to man. The superintendent's place is at the door, on his feet 
all the time, to know the lesson, teach the pupil instead of 
merely teaching the lesson. The superintendent should know 
how to manage the whole school. Dr. Moore's address was 
full of wholesome thought. Closing thought : "More work 
and less shouting." "A charge to keep I have a God to 
glorify," was sung by the congregation. 

The hour having arrived Dr. E. M. Brawley, pastor of 
White Rock Baptist Church, Durham, N. C, came upon the 
scene, lecturing upon Baptist discipline, on articles of faith. 
Every minister and Baptist in the State ought to have heard 



6 

this able and learned divine. I can't see how anyone can sit 
and listen carefully to the lecture of Dr. Brawley without 
being a staunch Baptist, and understand the rules of the 
denomination. A collection was then taken by Dr. E. M. 
Brawley and Dr. A. M. Moore, amounting to $4.00. We 
then adjourned for dinner. 

SECOND DAY— AFTEBNOON SESSION 

The association reassembled at the hour of 2:00 P. M. 
The devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. W. H. 
Bland and Rev. J. S. Hooper. Sang Hymn No. 495. Prayer 
by Rev. W. H. Bland. The moderator announced the house 
ready for business. The resolution offered by Dr. M. W. 
Brown was received and adopted. (See resolution). Rev. 
D. J. Emerson who was appointed to preach the missionary 
sermon came before the association in his usual Christian-like 
manner, and announced for his text, II Kings 5:3 : "And. she 
said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the 
prophet that is in Samaria ! for he would recover him of his 
leprosy." He preached one of his best sermons. God must 
have been with him. He has been in very poor health for 
sometime, undergoing an operation in a hospital at Philadel- 
phia, Pa.; but there can be no doubt as to his being called to 
the Gospel ministry to deliver God's message to the nations 
of the earth. 

The good people gathered from all parts of the country 
to enjoy the blessings which God had in store for his disci- 
ples. We then adjourned until 9:00 A. M. tomorrow 
morning. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston, 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Moderator. 

Secretary. 

THIRD DAY— MORNING SESSION 

Rev. E. J. Carrington and Rev. H. S. Fuller conducted 
the devotional exercises. Sang Hymn No. 987. Read fifteenth 
chapter of Luke. Prayer by Rev. H. S. Fuller. At this 
point the moderator requested the entire congregation to 



engage in the shaking of hands which was done with the 
spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

The moderator then counciled the delegation as to their 
duty to their neighbor in bringing them to the knowledge of 
the Lord Jesus Christ. The roll was called and the minutes 
of the previous meeting were read and approved. On motion 
that the recommendations to the association by the Executive 
Board be adopted (see recommendations). On motion that 
the right of appointment of the financial agents for the solici- 
tations of funds for the New Hope High School, be left in the 
hands of the moderator of this association and the president 
of the New Hope Auxiliary Sunday-School Convention, and 
notify the secretary of the appointments in time that they be 
published in the minutes. On motion the report of the com- 
mittee be received and adopted (see report). Mrs. Flossie 
Dunstou read the report with great honor. The Committee 
on Education made their report which was received and 
adopted (see report). Eev. B. F. Hopkins, D. D. and Eev. 
J. H. Caldwell took the collection for the benefit of the New 
Hill High School, amounting to $56.33. We then adjourned 
for dinner until 2:00 P. M. 

Eev. J. H. Dunston, 
Bev. L. H. Hackney, Moderator. 

Secretary. 

THIBD DAY— AFTEBNOON SESSION 

The moderator appointed Bro. S. A. Stanford to preach 
the educational sermon, in the absence of Bev. A. T. Tuck 
who was appointed in the last association. Sang Hymn No. 
626. Bead the ninth chapter of Proverbs. Prayer by Bev. 
B. E. Edwirds. Sang Hymn No. 987. After a few prelim- 
inary remarks Bro. S. A. Stanford announced as his text, 
Prov. 9:1. He preached a wonderful sermon which was very 
practical and plain. He is one of the best preachers in the 
New Hope Association. This educational sermon will long 
be remembered throughout the bounds of the district and 
especially in the community of New Hope Church where the 
association was held. Invocation by Bev. W. H. Bland. 



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The entire congregation then engaged in singing the hymn, 
"Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour." A collection was then 
taken amounting to $7.55. On motion a vote of thanks was 
tendered the church and community, both white and colored, 
for the manner in which the delegates and visitors were 
treated, for having entertained us so royally and with so much 
care and attention. On motion the Committee on Sermons 
was received and adopted (see report). On motion the Com- 
mittee on Obituaries was received and adopted (see report). 
The association then adjourned to meet again at Hickory 
Grove Baptist Church, on Wednesday after the first Sunday 
in October, 1915, at 10:00 A. M. «, In order that you may 
reach said church it will be necessary for anyone to go to 
Chapel Hill, IS. C. Hickory Grove Baptist Church is situated 
five miles west of Chapel Hill. 

Eev. J. H. Dunston, 
Bev. L. H. Hackney, Moderator. 

Secretary. 



APPENDIX 

REPORT OF MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS 

Motto : You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you 
free. — John 8:32. The Ministerial and Executive Boards met with the 
New Hope Baptist Church on Tuesday night, October 6, 1914, with Dr. 
M. W. Brown (president) in the chair. The meeting was opened in the 
usual form with religious exercises. The president then announced the 
object of the meeting which was to make the necessary recommendations 
to the association. He also advised the Board as to its duty along this 
line. (1) The Board recommends that the association appoint four 
financial agents, whose duty it shall be to visit churches, Sunday-Schools 
and individuals, in the interest of the New Hope High School, at New 
Hill, N. C. These financial agents shall devote as much of their time 
as they can reasonably spare, and emphasize the necessity of having this 
high school in the bounds of the New Hope Association. (2) That the 
association be represented in the Baptist State Convention at Hamlet, 
N. C. (3) That the office which Rev. G. W. Moore holds as a member 
of the Ministerial and Executive Boards be declared vacant, and that 
Rev. A. T. Tuck be recommended to fill the vacancy. He is an honorable 



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young man, also a graduate of Shaw University with very high honors. 
That the association donate to the New Hope High School the sum of 
$50.00 annually, to the support of this enterprise. The question of 
selling the church property of Cole's Chapel, Pittsboro, N. C, was 
discussed and then laid on the table, subject to be taken up at the 
pleasure of the board. The board then adjourned to meet Friday 
morning. 

Eev. M. W. Brown, 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, President. 

Secretary. 

The Ministerial and Executive Boards met Friday morning in the 
public school house, together with the licentiate ministers for their annual 
examination, and also the ordained ministers of the association being 
present and requested to take a part. The young men seem to be making 
very rapid progress in their studies. The question asked by Dr. L. H. 
Hackney, "Where is God?" created quite a sensation, and much light 
was given upon the question by the different able divines. We recom- 
mend that the young licentiate ministers correspond with Dr. E. M. 
Brawley or Dr. L. H. Hackney and take lessons from them so as to 
prepare themselves for the ministry. 

Resolution offered by Dr. M. W. Brown was accepted by the Board 
(see Article 13 of the Constitution), which takes the right of ordaining 
the ministers away from the association and gives it back to the churches, 
but the Ministerial Board shall remain as a standing board of the associa- 
tion, subject to a request of any church or churches who may desire this 
board to serve them in sending forth men to the Gospel Ministry. Each 
church has the sole right to select her own presbytery to examine and 
ordain her applicants for the ministry. We recommend that the associa- 
tion give to Rev. D. J. Emerson the sum of $10.00 to help defray the 
expenses of an operation ; Terrell's Creek Baptist Church $10.00, to 
assist them in building their new church ; we further recommend that 
the association give to Rev. H. G. Goldston a public collection to be 
taken at some convenient time to aid him in his distress, as he had the 
misfortune of losing his home and its contents by fire ; we recommend 
a donation of $5.00 be given to Harrington's Chapel to aid them in mak- 
ing a complete settlement for their land upon which the church now 
stands. The board donated to the Goldston High School the sum of $10. 
The board wishes to use her best judgment concerning the disposition of 
the associational property at Pittsboro, N. C, from a financial and 
spiritual standpoint, consequently the property remains unsold at the 
present. 

Rev. M. W. Beown, 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, President. 

Secretary. 



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COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 



We, your Committee on Temperance, beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing resolution : 

Whereas, intemperance is a curse to any people or nation when it is 
used as a beverage, either the use of whisky or anything that has the 
tendency to destroy the usefulness of the Christian life. Therefore, we 
ask that the ministers, delegates and all good Christians to abstain from 
the use of anything that has the tendency to destroy Christian life, and 
we recommend that the ministers urge upon their congregations to lead 
a pure life by keeping God's commandments ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we keep before the as j ociation and the churches the 
spirit of this report. Every minister of the gospel ought to see to it that 
our lives be conducted along all lines that the unconverted will have the 
utmost confidence in us as the true advocates of Christ's kingdom. 
Every Christian ought to remember that he is no stronger with the other 
fellow than what he thinks of him. Therefore, we should have a good 
report of them that are without. The minister who is intemperate has 
much to lose along every line morally, religiously, educationally and 
materially. Have self-control — this is the first great victory won in life. 
How can we lead others unless we control ourselves? 

Dr. A. M. Moore, 
Dr. M. W. Brown, 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell, 
Dr. E. M. Brawley, 
Rev. G. W. Sellars, 

Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES. 

We, your Committee on Obituaries, have carefully examined the 
death records of the various Sunday-Schools and churches for the past 
fiscal year, and find that the following members have been summoned 
from labor to reward since the last sitting of the Association : Rock 
Hill, 7 ; Robert's Chapel, 3 ; Mt. Zion (Wake) 1 ; New Hill, 1 ; Terrell's 
Creek, 1 ; Barbee's Chapel, 3 ; New Hope, 3 ; Mt. Pleasant, 1 ; Hickory 
Grove, 1 ; Lambert's Chapel, 1 ; Taylor's Chapel, 3 ; Bassill Creek, 1 ; 
White Oak, 2 ; Piney Grove, 2 ; Mt. Zion (Chatham) 5 ; Oak Grove, 1 ; 
Haw River, 2; New Bethel (Durham) 6; Shiloh, 4; Mt. Sinai, 6; St. 
Paul (Durham) 1 ; Union Chapel, 3 ; Mt. Gilead, 1. 

Rev. W. H. Bland, 
Rev. R. A. Morphis, 
Rev. S. T. Tuck, 
Rev. G. W. McRae, 

Committee. 



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COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE. 



We, your Committee on Time and Place, beg leave to make the 
following report : We have decided to send the next sitting of the New 
Hope Missionary Baptist Association to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 
on Wednesday after the first Sunday in October, 1915. 

Bro. Stephen Alston, 
Bro. Seaton Edwards, 
Rev. H. G. Goldston, 

Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON SERMONS 

We, your Committee on Sermons, beg leave to make the following 
report : Introductory Sermon by Rev. W. H. Bland, Wednesday at 
11:00 A. M., Rev. A. Grady, alternate; Missionary Sermon hy Rev. 
M. W. Brown, Thursday at 2:00 P. M., Rev. R. E. Edwards, alternate ; 
Educational Sermon by Rev. A. T. Tuck on Friday at 2:00 P. M., alter- 
nate Rev. James Hooper. 

Rev. B. F. Hopkins, 
Bro. G. H. Graves, 
Bro. Rom Cole, 
Bro. Willie Walker, 
Bro. Jodie Fuller, 

Committee. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION 

We, your Committee on Education beg to submit the following 
report in the minutes of 1913 on page 17th. We further recommend that 
the applicants who are aspirants for the ministry, to take corresponding 
lessons in theology from Dr. E. M. Brawley, pastor of White Rock 
Church, Durham, N. C. (See report of Committee on Education in the 
minutes of 1913, on page 17th.) 

Rev. H. M. Jones, 
Rev. H. S. Fuller, 
Rev. H. W. Bradshaw, 
Rev. E. M. Mason, 
Bro. G. H. Alston, 

Committee. 

CONTRIBUTORS TO THE NEW HOPE HIGH SCHOOL 
IN COLLECTION : 

Rev. J. H. Dunston, $1.00 ; Rev. L. H. Hackney, $1.00 ; Bro. Robt. 
Oatney, $1.00; Rev. W. H. Bland, $1.00; Bro. R. C. Walker, $1.00; 
Bro. C. L. Lassiter, $1.00; Rev. J. H. Caldwell, $1.00; Rev. M. W. 
Brown, $1.00; Rev. E. J. Carrington, 51c; Rev. C. D. Hackney, $1.00; 
Rev. R. A. Morphis, $1.00 ; Bro. S. W. Atwater, $1.00 ; Bro. S. W. Wil- 



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liams, $1.00; Rev. A. Grady, 25c; Bro. Seaton Edwards, 25c; George 
W. iMalone, $1.00; Bro. George Cravant, $1.00; Rev. J. C. Faucette, 
$1.00; Dr. D. J. Emerson, 50c; Rev. E. D. Kirby, 50c; New Hill 
Sunday-School, $2.05; Bro. C. G. Green, 50c; Rev. H. C. Jones, 50c; 
Bro. J. W. Mason, 50c; Sister Bettie Hackney, 25c; Mallie A. Jones, 
Sister Mary Worth, 25c; Sister Jane At water, 25c; Sister Mattie Worth, 
25c ; Bro. Stephen Atwater, 25c ; Rev. N. M. Hackney, 25c ; Bro. Chas. 
Lassiter, 25c; Miss Emma Barbee, 50c; Bro. G. H. Graves, $1.00; Bro. 
S. H. Smith, $1.00; Bro. S. Alston, $1.00; Bro. W. T. Williams, $1.00; 
Dr. B. F. Hopkins, $1.00; Bro. Willie Minor, $1.00; Bro. Jasper West, 
50c; Bro. S. T. Tuck, 50c; New Hill Sunday-School, $10.00 ; Bro. S. J. 
Caldwell, 50c; Bro. E. D. Jones, 50c; Bro. S. A. Stanford, 50c; Sister 
Maggie Mitchell, 25c; Sister Estella Horton, 25c; Sister Lassiter, 
25c; Bro. James Hooper, 50c; Washington Green, $1.00; Bro. Laurin 
Burnett, 25c; Rev. H. M. Jones, 25c; Estella Barbee, 50c; Bro. George 
Graves, 2^c; Bro. J. L. Taylor, 25c; Mr. Matthew Williams, $1.00; 
Sister Esperan Green, 25c; Sister Sarah Williams, 25c; Rev. G. W. 
Sellars, $1.00 ; Bro. James Patterson, 50c ; Bro. J. L. Horton, 50c ; Mr. 
Merritt Teague, 50c ; Bro. J. F. Williams, $1.00; Bro. James McNeill, 
25c; Bro. Rainey McNeill, 25c; Sister Sarah Barbee, 25c ; Sister Marian 
Baker, 25c; Bro. Joseph Hall, 25c; Sister Hubert Porter, 25c; Sister 
Roxanna Mason, 25c; Mr. Amos Williams, 25c; Tom Atwater, 25c 

ON REVISAL OF CONSTITUTION 

We, your Committee on Revisal beg leave to make the following 
report : 

Whereas, the delegated right given by the churches of this associa- 
tion to constitute a Ministerial Board, empowered with the right to 
examine applicants for the ministry, for the various churches of the 
association, this being the thirty-sixth year ; 

We, therefore, recommend that on and after October 8, 1914, the 
above given right be returned to said churches as their own work and 
privilege and responsibility. 

We further recommend, that article thirteen of the Constitution be 
stricken out and amended so as to read : That our Ministerial Council 
remain as a presbytery, subject to the right of any church or churches to 
be called on request. This board to examine her applicant or applicants 
for the Gospel Ministry, but the churches have the right to call upon 
any ordained ministers in good standing to examine and ordain her 
applicants to the Gospel Ministry. The Ministerial Council is continued 
for the express purpose of serving the churches by the request of the 
church or churches. This article shall not be altered or amended unless 
by a two-thirds vote of the members present concurring, and there shall 
be nine members composing this council belonging to the New Hope 
Association. Hope the delegation will notify all of the churches of the 
radical change in the Constitution. (See Constitution, Article 13th.) 

(Signed) 
The Ministerial and Executive Boards. 

Eev. M. W. Beown, 
Eev. L. H. Hackney, President. 

Secretary. 



FINANCIAL TABLE 



CHURCHES 



White Rock 

-.-"Ml;. Sinai 

New BetheL 

^--Bethany Hill 

New Hope . 

>Mt. Gilead 

'' Terrell's Creek 

S Good Hope 

Bethlehem 

New Hill 

Ebenezer. 

Lambert's Chapel 

Robert's Chapel. . 

Taylor's Chapel 

/Hickory Grove _. 

,/ Northeast Chapel 

Mt. Moriah (Harnett). 

Shiloh 

Union Chapel (Apex)_. 
St. Paul 

•-Piney Grove 

Bunn's Mission . 

•First Baptist (Me bane) 

Rock Hill . 

Mt. Olive 

Barbee's Chapel - 

Mt. Zion (Wake) 

Mt. Zion (Chatham) ._. 

Bethsaida . 

White Oak 

Red Hill 

Haw River 

Oakland 

Oak Grove . 

Pearl (Sanford) 

Cole's Chapel . 

Bassill's Creek 

Black River Grove 

Mt. Pleasant 

Harris' Grove 

'Mt. Moriah (Mebane)_. 
Harrington's Chapel .__ 
Markham's Chapel 



250 

280 
91 
10 

117 
23 

115 
15 
63 
60 
43 
96 

219 
73 

165 
64 
52 

170 

140 

41 

58 

6 

41 

140 
58 

171 

100 

296 
28 
91 
90 

106 
66 
35 
81 
12 
77 
44 
6 
14 

108 
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2 87 



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$15 00 

16 80 

5 46 
60 

6 94 

1 39 

8 40 
90 

2 93 

3 60 

2 58 
5 76 

9 00 

3 07 
9 90 
3 84 
3 12 

10 20 
8 40 

2 46 

3 84 
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2 46 
8 40 

3 48 
10 00 

5 00 

17 76 
1 70 
5 46 

5 40 

6 24 



72 
4 62 
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22 40 

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Committee : — Rev. A. T. Tuck, Beo. Thomas Williams, Beo. Robt. 
Oatney, Beo. A. C. Claek, Rev. A. Geady. 



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APPLICANTS' EXAMINATION FOR THE MINISTRY. 

FIfiST — EXAMINATION IN THEOLOGY. 

1, Repentance and salvation; 2, regeneration and faith ; 
3, justification and prayer; 4, adoption, and why so-called; 
5, glorification, and how obtained; 6, the card to the ministry; 
7, what is the Bible, and who is God f 8, who is the Devil, or 
Satan, and what does the Bible say sin is? 9, what does the 
Bible teach about Convention ? 10, why are Christans bap- 
tized? 11, when and where was the Lord's Supper instituted, 
and for what purpose, and who should partake of its emblem? 
12, what should be the true aim of every Christian ? 13, why 
should the ministry be educated ? 

SECOND — EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE 

1, spelling; 2, reading; 3, writing; 4, grammar; 5, geog- 
raphy; 6, arithmetic; 7, United States history; 8, physiology 
9, general questions applicable to the negro race, as to his 
suffrage before the war and his condition. The young minis- 
ters generally seem to be interested in the applicants' exami- 
nation, still there seem to be some drones among the flock 
who don't care for study or for the salvation of souls. Young 
ministers, there are two things which you must have : a 
spiritual appetite for the study of God's work and a craving 
desire for the salvation of souls and fit them for the kingdom 
of heaven. Young men, think upon these things and be wise. 
The mantle that is now resting upon the shoulders of the old 
veterans of the cross will fall upon you, and should you not 
act wisely you will not see them when they are taken away. 
That depends on your whereabouts, etc. 

REPORT ON EDUCATION 

We, your Committee on Education, submit the following report : 
Believing that Education is a stimulation to one's desire and is one of the 
world's greatest powers to aid in the Christian Education, as efforts are 
made with little thought, and as races and colors of men are seeking edu- 
cation, we do hereby ask ourselves to make a start for the advancement 
of Christian Education, and submit the following : 

Whereas, Shaw University, located in the city of Raleigh, N. C., has 



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done and is doing such a noble work among the people of North Carolina 
for religious, intellectual and moral training of the mind for the colored 
youth of the United States and has sent it far into other lands across the 
oceans and seas: therefore be it resolved. 

Resolved 1. That the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association 
recommend that the young men and women who desire to attend school 
to obtain a higher or college education be requested to attend Shaw 
University, and the young women to Estey Seminary for the same pur- 
pose. It is in this institution that students can obtain a scientific, colle- 
giate, law, medicine, pharmacy and theological course, and along any 
line a student wishes to pursue. The ex-President of Shaw University, 
Henry Martin Tupper, D. D., gave his life to education of the colored 
race throughout the United States and foreign countries. Dr. Charles F. 
Meserve, its President now in charge, is still carrying on the principles 
laid down by its first President. Dr. Meserve is the right man in the 
right place. The mantle of Henry Martin Tupper could not have been 
placed upon one more qualified and well equipped than its present Pres- 
ident. 

Resolved 2. That the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association 
will put forth every effort possible for the growth of our race, both men 
and women, in sustaining the institution on its missions. 

Resolved 3. That we endorse the Theological Department and sus- 
tain the present action that is now being taken to erect a twelve thousand 
dollar building at Shaw University for the young men who go there to 
study for the ministry. 

Resolved 4. That the Association encourage home education in 
public schools, and that young men who have the ministry in view take 
advantage of these throughout the country. 

Rev. 

Rev. 

Rev. 

Rev. 

Rev. 

Rev. 



E. 


M. 


Brawley, 


H. 


M. 


Jones, 


H. 


S. 


Fuller, 


H. 


w 


. Bradshaw, 


G. 


H. 


Alston, 


E. 


M. 


Mason, 

Committee. 



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REPORT OF UNION MEETING— TREASURER 

FIRST DISTRICT 
1914 DR. 

January 15 Balance on hand $ 8.60 

March 27 Received at Union Meeting Northeast 

Chapel Church 49.45 

Total Amount $ 58.05 

DISBURSEMENTS 

March 27 To New Hope High School 

To Hackney's Educational and Indus- 
trial Institute 

To Northeast Chapel Church 

To Sexton of the Church- 

To Miss Thompson -_ 

To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Secretary 

41.90 

Balance on hand 16 15 

Received at Mt. Zion (Chatham) 1.00 

May 29 Union Meeting at Bethany Hill Church 49.67 

Total Amount 66.82 

DISBURSEMENTS 

June 1 To Hackney's High School 

To New Hope High School 

To Bethany Hill Church 

To Sexton of the Church. 

To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Secretary 

33.67 

Balance on hand 33.15 

November 28 Barbee's Chapel Church — Union Meet- 
ing, amount raised (New Hope 
High School not included in this 
report) 12.88 

Total Amount 46.03 

DISBURSEMENTS 

To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Secretary 

To Mack Lee (sexton) 

4.50 



$27.67 



2.23 


6.50 


1.50 


1.00 


3.00 



2.15 
21.02 
6.00 
1.50 
3.00 



3.50 
1.50 



Total Amount 



._. 41.53 



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Received of Dr. B. F. Hopkins for 

Hickory Grove 1.00 

White Oak 1.00 

Balance on hand 43.53 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. H. Hackney, 

Treasurer. 



REPORT OF UNION MEETING— SECOND DISTRICT 

FROM NOV EMBER 28, 1913 TO NOVEMBER 29, 1914 

November 29 Amount brought forward $ 25.00 

1914 Amount raised at Sanford, N. O, in 

Union Meeting. 29.00 

Total Amount $ 54.00 

DISBURSEMENTS 

March 29 To Rev. H. G. Goldston aid given him 
on' account of his house being de- 
stroyed by fire $5.00 

To Red Hill Church aid in building 

church 5.00 

To Mt. Moriah Church aid in covering 

the church 4.00 

To Pearl St. Church aid in debt 8.00 

To Rev. S. T. Tuck, moderator 1.00 

To Bro. C. C. Jones, sexton 1.00 

To Rev. D. J. Emerson, secretary 3.00 

To Rev. D. J. Emerson, aid in hospital 2.00 

29.00 

Balance on hand 25.00 

May 31 Raised in Union Meeting 30.30 

Total Amount 55.30 

DISBURSEMENTS 

To Mt. Pleasant Church 2.00 

To Rev. D. J. Emerson, secretary 3.00 

To Rev. D. J. Emerson, aid in hospital 2.00 

To Rev. S. T. Tuck, moderator 1.00 

To J. E. Jordan, sexton 1.00 

9.00 

Total Amount 46.30 



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To Bro. Jas. Hooper, new church site 5.00 

To Winston Orphan Home - 1.00 

To New Hope High School 1.00 

7.00 ~~ 

Balance on hand 39.30 

August 30 Raised in Union Meeting 40.31 

Total Amount 79.61 

DISBURSEMENTS 

August 30 To Bro. S. T. Tuck, moderator 1.00 

To B. J. Goldston, sexton 1.00 

To Rev. D. J. Emerson, secretary 3.00 

To Rev. D. J. Emerson, aid in hospital 10.00 
To Rev. H. G. Goldston for Harris 

Grove Church 10.00 

To Goldston Graded School 25.03 

49.03 

Balance on hand 30.58 

November 29 Money raised in Union Meeting 26.90 

Total Amount 57.48 

DISBURSEMENTS 

To Bro. S. T. Tuck, moderator 1.00 

To C. T. Pattishal, sexton 1.00 

To Harrington's Chapel 5.00 

To Red Hill Church 4.00 

To Rev. D. J. Emerson, secretary. 3.00 

To Mt. Moriah Church 2.50 

To Rev. H. G. Goldston aid in book__ 2.70 

To Goldston Graded School 8.73 

27.93 

Balance on hand 29.55 

Bro. S. T. Tuck, 
Rev. D. J. Emerson, Moderator. 

Secretary. 



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REPORT OF TREASURER 

REPORT OF THE NEW HOPE ASSOCIATION HELD AT ROBERT'S 
CHAPEL, GOLDSTON, NORTH CAROLINA 

Oct. 8 Received at Robert's Chapel (from letters) $275.00 

Public collections 34.25 

Balance on hand from 1912 40.75 

Total Amount $350.00 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Oct, 8 To the Board expenses 16.00 

To Dr. L. H. Hackney, secretary 20.00 

To Secretary's incidental expenses 6.85 

To Printing of Programs 5.00 

To Ben Goldston, sexton .__. 3.00 

To C. L. Pattishal for Robert's Chapel 7.00 

Oct. 17 To Rev. D. J. Emerson for Mount Moriah 

Church (new edifice) 7.00 

Oct. 23 To Rev. A. T. Tuck's expenses to Rocky 

Mount, N. C 8.00 

To expenses to Convention 20.00 

To T. J. Edwards' expenses to the State 

Convention 8.00 

To Haw River Church for painting 7.00 

Nov. 22 To Dr. S. N. Vass, American Baptist Publi- 
cation Society 10.00 

$117.85 

Balance on hand $232.15 

Feb. 17 To Treasurer for postage .40 

To Dr. L. H. Hackney for minutes (1913)__ 60.00 

To Rev. C. D. Hackney, superannuated 

ministers' fund 10.00 

June 8 To Rev. C. D. Hackney, ministers' fund ... 20.00 

Aug. 10 To Rev. D. J. Emerson, sickness 5.00 

Aug. 11 To Rev. H. G. Goldston for Mt. Pleasant 

Church 5.00 

July 20 To Rev. R. P. Wynne, superannuated min- 
isters' fund 20.00 

$120.40 

Oct. 7 Balance on hand $111.65 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. W. Brown, Treasurer. 



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EockHill 

Markham's Chapel 

Mt. Zion (Chatham) .. 

New Bethel 

Barbee's Chapel 

White Rock (Durham) 

Mt. Sinai 

Shiloh 

Union Chapel (Apex).. 
Mt. Moris h (Mebane). %< 

Taylor's Chapel 

Mt. Moriah 

Bethlehem .... 

New Hill, IstBaptst 

Mt. Zion (Wake) 

White ( 'ate .y 

Hickory Grove K 

Harris Grove 

Mt. Pleasant 

Red Hill Church ... 

Oakland 

Oak Grove ... 

Lambert's Chapel- 
Black River Grove 
Cole's Chapel 
.St. Paul (Durham) 

Bassell Creek 

New Hope 

Terrell's Creek 

Mt. OJive 

Northeast Chapel 

Bbenezer, East Durham.. 
Robert's Chapel 

Haw River 

First Baptist (Mebane). V'. 
Pearl Street (Sanford) 

Bunn's Mission 

Betbsaida. 
Good Hope 
Piney Grove 

Harrington's Chapel .y. 

Mt. Gilead *!... 

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L. H. Hackney, Chapel Hill.. 
L. H. Hackney, Chapel Hill.. 
L. H. Hackney, Chapel Hill* 
" H. Hackney, Chapel Hill.. 

M. Brawley, Durham 
J. H. Dunston, Durham, r5.... 
J. H. Dunston, Durham, r5.... 
J. H. Dunston, Durham, r5.... 
J. H. Dunston, Durham, r5.... 
R. A. Morphia, Bynum, rid.... 

D. J. Emerson, Sanford.. 

D. J. Emerson. Sanford 

B. F. Hopkins, Carrboro 

B. K. Hopkins, Carrboro 

B. F. Hopkins, Carrboro 

B. F. Hopkins, Carrboro 

H. G. Goldston, Goldston 

H. G. Goldston, Goldston 

R. E. Edwards, Goldston 

R. E. Edwards, Goldston 

R. E Edwards, Goldston 

A. T. Tuck, Goldston 

A. T. Tuck, Goldston 

herman Alston, Pittsboro 

D. D. Jones, Rougemont 

M. Jones, Auburn 

H. Caldwell, Chapel Hill.... 
J. H. Caldwell, Chapel Hill.... 
J. H. Caldwell, Chapel Hill.... 
N. M. Hackney, Morrisville.. 

E. J. Carrington, Durham 

M. W. Brown, Apex 

W. Brown, Apex 

J. H. Caldwell, Chapel Hill.... 

H. Bland, New Hill 

R. A. Morphis, Bynum, rfd:... 
T. J. Edwards, Chapel Hill.... 

A. Grady, Hillsboro 

T. J. Edwards, Chapel Hill.... 

Jas. Hooper, Cameron 

S. W. Ray, Durham 

H. W. Bradshaw, Mebane, r4. 



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NOTICE 

The next annual sitting of the New Hope Association will 
be held with the Hickory Grove Baptist Church, on Wednes- 
day after the first Sunday in October, 1915. Hickory Grove 
Baptist Church is about six miles west of Chapel Hill, JL C. 
Those attending the association from the counties of Harnett 
and Chatham, if they prefer, can come by the way of the 
Durham & South Carolina at Bonsai, and get off at Penney' s 
Siding, six miles from Chapel Hill. Hickory Grove Baptist 
Church is one of the oldest churches in the New Hope Asso- 
ciation. This church is under the leadership of Dr. B. F. 
Hopkins who has had charge of said church for a good many 
years. There can be no mistake as to the hospitality of the 
church since being under the leadership of such an able divine 
as Dr. Hopkins. We want to make this meeting the best in 
the history of the association. 

Bev. J. H. Dunston, our moderator, is the right man in 
the right place, and he will put forth every effort possible to 
make the delegation and visitors to feel themselves at home 
with the members of this church. 

Your obedient servant, 

L. H. Hackney, 

Secretary. 



RULES OF DECORUM 



1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer by the 
Moderator, or by some person at his 1 equest. 

2. The names of the delegates shall be enrolled by the Clerk and 
called each day on the assembling of the Association. The proceedings 
of the previous meeting shall be read before transacting any business. 

3. All questions before the Association shall be decided by the living 
voice, except when a division is called for, and then by rising. 

4. No member shall speak more than once on the same subject 
without permission from the Moderator. 

5. It shall be the duty of members to obtain permission before 
leaving the Association. 

6. When a brother is speaking it shall be considered a breach of 
order for any member to pass between the Moderator and the speaker, or 
to engage in conversation, or in any way to interfere with the speaker. 

7. Fvery member must rise and address the Moderator, and confine 
himself strictly to the subject before the body ; address no member by 
any appellation than that of brother, and cast no reflection upon any 
member. 

8. The Moderator shall have the same privilege of speaking as any 
other member, by calling some member temporarily to the chair, and 
when there is a tie he shall cast the deciding vote. 

9. Written queries from the churches or members, or resolutions, 
shall be read twice, and signed by the originator, before being received 
for discussion. 

10. A motion without a second shall not be received. A mover may 
withdraw his motion if the same is done before being voted upon. 

11. When a question is under consideration no motion shall be 
received except to adjourn, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, to lay on 
the table, or to amend, which several motions shall have precedence in 
the order they are named. 

12. When a motion has been carried, it shall be in order for any 
member who voted with the majority to move for a reconsideration on 
the same day. 

13. All committees shall consist of three members, unless otherwise 
ordered. 

14. The Clerk shall make out a list of the members appointed on 
each committee, stating the subject to be acted on, and hand the same 
to the chairman as soon as possible. 

15. Should any member violate any of the foregoing Rules of 
Decorum, it shall be the duty of the Moderator to call him to order. If 
he fails to do so, any member of the body shall have the same privilege. 



CONSTITUTION. 



I. This Association shall be known as the New Hope Missionary 
Baptist Association. 

2. The Association shall meet annually, to be composed of ordained 

ministers belonging to said Association ; any member belonging to the 
Association who, by presenting letters from their, respective churches 
certifying to their appointment, shall be entitled to seats. 

— — 3. The number of delegates from each church shall not exceed two. 

— — 4. The letters from the churches shall state the number baptized 
and the whole number of members. 

5. The delegates thus chosen shall sit as an advisory council, and 
shall have no power to infringe upon any of the rights of the churches. 
" 6. In its decisions and acts, the church must recognize Christ as 
the only law-giver in Zion; and every individual church is an indepen- 
dent body, with executive (but not legislative) powers. 

7. It shall be the duty of this Association, when requested by the 
organized churches, to hear their grievances, give appropriate advice or 
send committees to aid them in their difficulties. If the minority of a 
church be arraigned by the majority, upon application it shall be entitled 
to the same consideration. Individual applications will not be enter- 
tained. 

8. The Association shall have the power to withdraw from any 
church that knowingly and wilfully departs from the orthodox principles 
of religion as taught by the Bible and held by regular Baptists as the 
true teaching thereof. 

The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator and Clerk, 
to be elected by the suffrages of the members present. 

10. This Association shall have a Treasurer, who shall not intrust 
any money belonging to the Association unless so ordered by the Execu- 
tive Board. 

II. Baptist churches, upon application for admission into this 
Association, shall be received and their delegate seated if satisfactory 
evidence be given that they are truly of our faith and order. 

12. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any annual 
meeting, two-thirds of the members being present. 

13. This Association shall have a Ministerial Council, composed of 
nine ordained ministers belonging to this Association to act as a Presby- 
tery, subject to the right of any church or churches, to be called upon 
request. This Board to examine her applicant or applicants for the 
Gospel ministry, but the churches have the right to call upon any 
ordained minister anywhere, in good standing, to examine her appli- 
cants and ordain them to the Gospel ministry. The Ministei ial Council 
is continued for the purpose of serving the churches, by request of the 
churches. The churches, therefore, have the sole right to name the 
ministers composing the Council so-called. 

14. No minister shall be ordained without first being qualified to 
read the Scriptures with an understanding and have a gift for the minis- 
try. This section shall not be changed except by a two-thirds vote of 
the members present. 

15. The Association shall require subordinate churches to pay four 
(4) cents per capita for Associational purposes, two (2) cents per capita 
for Missions, and two (2) cents for superannuated minister's fund. 

16. The Ministerial Boards shall prepare an examination upon the 
fundamental principles of education in the English language. All appli- 
cants must average 665 per cent, on all questions asked before being 
entitled to ordination. 

17. This Association shall meet annually on Wednesday after the 
first Sunday in October and adjourn on Friday of the same week. 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

New Hope Missionary Baptist 
Association 

HELD WITH THE 

First Baptist Church, 

New Hill, N. C. 

October 5, 6 and 7, 1920 



Officers 



Moderator — Dr. J. H. Dunston....Rt. 5, Durham, N. C. 
Vice-Mod'r.— Rev. J. H. Caldwell....Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Secretary — Rev. L. H. Hackney Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Treasurer — Dr. M. W. Brown Apex, N. C. 



Ministerial and Executive Board 

| Dr. M. W. Brown, President, Apex, N. C. 

Dr. L. H. Hackney, Secretary ...Chapel Hill, N. C. 

1 Dr. B. F. Hopkins Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Dr. J. H. Dunston Durham, N. C. 

J Rev. J. H. Caldwell Chapel Hill, N. C. 

i Rev. H. S. Fuller Durham, N. C. 

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MINUTES 

OF THE 

FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

New Hope Missionary Baptist 
Association 

HELD WITH THE 

First Baptist Church, 

New Hill, N. C. 

October 5, 6 and 7, 1920 



Officers 



Moderator — Dr. J. H. Dunston....Rt. 5, Durham, N. C. 
Vice-Mod'r.— Rev. J. H. Caldwell....Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Secretary — Rev. L. H. Hackney Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Treasurer — Dr. M. W. Brown Apex, N. C. 

Ministerial and Executive Board 

Dr. M. W. Brown, President, Apex, N. C. 

Dr. L. H. Hackney, Secretary Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Dr. B. F. Hopkins .-. Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Dr. J. H. Dunston Durham, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. H. S. Fuller Durham, N. C. 



Ordained Ministers 

Dr. M. W. Brown, Dr. B. F. Hopkins, Rev. H. S. 
Fuller, Rev. E. J. Carrington, Rev. F. E. Townsend, Rev. 
W. D. Jones, Rev. A. Jones, Rev. H. R. Holt, Rev. James 
Stuart, Rev. N. M. Hackney, Rev. A. C. Clark, Rev. W. 
H. Bland, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Rev. J. D. Holland, Rev. 
H. G. Pope, Rev. T. J. Edwards, Dr. J. H. Dunston, Dr. 
L. H. Hackney, Dr. R. Spiller, D. D., Rev. Wm. Mason, 
Rev. E. D. Jones, Rev. T. H. Strayhorn, Rev. M. J. Jones, 
Rev. H. C. Jones, Rev. J. J. Jones, Dr. E. M. Brawley, 
D. D., Rev. W. S. Gattis, Rev. G. W. Sellors, Rev. R. P. 
Wynn, Rev. J. H. Richmond. 



Licentiate Ministers. 

Bro. M. F. Daniel, Bro. Baxter Wilson, Bro. L. R. 
Pettiford, Bro. Merrion Daniel, Bro. Geo. McCauley. 



Delegates 

Bros.C. C. Davis, Rev. W. H. Bland, J. L. Horton, 
G. M. Brown, L. R. Pettiford, A. Wiggins, Robert Tin- 
nim, J. W. Whitaker, John Warm, C. H. Hopkins, C. 
Brown, Rev. E. D. Jones, Duncan Hedgepeth, J. L. 
Jones, L. M. Waddelton, W. T. Randolph, W. C. Riggs- 
bee, N. E. Baite, A. D. Burnett, J. W. Morphis, James 
Best, Brantly Smith, I. A. Ross, Crutchfield, M. F. 
Daniel, M. H. Herndon, S. T. Jones, Rev. T. J. Edwards, 
Isaac, Watt, Dr. J. H. Dunston, C. H. Mason, William 
Worth, 



PROCEEDINGS 



FIRST DAY — Morning Session 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association met 
in its fifty-first Annual Session with the First Baptist 
Church, New Hill, N. C., October 5th, 6th and 7th 1920. 
First Day — Morning session met at 10 A. M. Rev. J. H. 
Caldwell called the Association to order. The devo- 
tional exercises were conducted by Rev. H. S. Fuller 
and Rev. E. D. Jones. Sang hymn 43, read Matt. 10 
Prayer by Rev. W. D. Jones. Sang hymn 550 Children 
of the Heavenly King &c. He then had a reunion as 
usual which was conducted by the Pastor. Dr. B. F. 
Hopkins. Here the brethern seemed to breathe the 
pure atmosphere right from the throne of the Kingdom. 
While in this spiritual meeting we had a hearty 
hand shake which the brethren enjoyed much. 
The pastor, Dr. B. F. Hopkins, acting Moderator of the 
Association made some very pointed and timely re- 
marks pertaining to the spiritual devlopment of the 
Association. Dr. J. H. Dunston, Moderator of the 
Association and Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Vice-Moderator 
continued in the chair. The Association went into a 
permanant organization for the next Annual Session. 
The officers of the Association were all re-elected. Rev. 
J. H. Dunston D. D., Moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, 
Vice-Moderator, Dr. L. H. Hackney, Secretary, Dr. M. 
W. Brown, Treasurer, made a motion that the vacancy 
on the Board which was caused by the hand of death 
(in the person of Rev. C. D. Hackney) be left in the 
hands of the Executive Board. (Executive and Min- 
isteral Board, Dr. M. W. Brown, Dr. J. H. Dunston, 
Rev. H. S. Fuller, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Dr. B. F. Hop- 
kins) Dr. L. H. Hackney. 

At this point Dr. B. F. Hopkins, pastor of the 
church gave to the delegates a most cordial welcome to 
the church, to transact business in for the Lord and to 
homes and hospitals while here in the work of the 
Master. Dr. B. F. Hopkins knows how to deliver a 
welcome address one would imagine himself tasting the 



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dainties at the time. Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Ex-Pastor of 
the Church gave the responsitory address. He was the 
most desirable brother for this trust from the fact that 
the edifice in which we were sitting, at the time, was 
planned and built under the pastorate of Rev. J. H. 
Caldwell. His response was enjoyed by the entire 
body. Rev. H. R. Holt, Principal of the Johnson 
Association High School, Smithfield, was introduced 
to the Association. Rev. W. D. Jones, Pastor of the Mt. 
Gilead Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. and J. W. 
Whitaker, Deacon of his church, were introduced to 
the Association. They both came forward and made 
very short spicy speeches. Collection was taken to the 
amount of $3.00. The Association adjourned for dinner 
until 2:00 o'clock. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Vice-Mod. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 



FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session 

The Association re-assembled according to ad- 
journment. Singing by the choir. Rev. E. J. Carring- 
ton, having been appointed at the last Association to 
preach the introductory sermon entered upon the duty 
assigned him assisted by Rev. H. S. Fuller, sang on page 
637, read 2nd chapter of Titus, prayer by Rev. H. S. 
Fuller. The old familiar hymn was lined and sung No. 
800. "Go Preach My Gospel Saith the Lord," Rev E. J. 
Carrington, arose and took for his text Revelation 3: 
18 ; vr. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, 
that thou mayest be rich ; and white raiment, that thou 
mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness 
do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, 
that thou mayest see. He preached to us one of the best 
sermons which was full of practical food for the christ- 
ian to feast upon. His thoughts on theology were fine 
and full of Bible truths; prayer by Rev. H. R. Holt. 
Collection was taken by Bro. C. Brown, to the amount of 
$6.05. Dr. J. H. Dunston was detained at home on 
the account of the sickness of his little daughter, though 
he arrived in time to hear the introductory sermon, 
after the sermon he made his annual report. Here he 
gave some wholesome and very timely remarks resp- 



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ecting the brotherhood of the Association and sustain- 
ing the Divine law of God from a Bible stand point. 
He also gave pointed views upon the call of the ministry 
1st the minister called of God to preach the Gospel of 
the Lord Jesus Christ. 2nd The one called of the Devil, 
3rd the one who just came out of his own accord. A 
real called minister of God is the one that is saving the 
world to day. The one who the Devil calls is the one 
that stirs up strife among the Churches. The one that 
just comes out on his own accord, is more on the quiet 
order, not doing any good and no special harm, one of 
these do-nothing sort of fellows. Preaching to-night at 
8 :00 o'clock. We then adjourned to meet tomorrow at 
10:00 A. M. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston, Moderator. 
■•--., Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 



SECOND DAY — Morning Session 

The Association met at 10:00 A. M. The devot- 
ional exercises were conducted by Rev. A. Jones and 
Rev. J. D. Holland. Rev. E. D. Jones, sang hymn369, 
Read John 16: 1-20, Prayer by J. D. Holland, While 
engaged in singing "Come we that Love the Lord," the 
delegation greeted each other with a hearty hand shake 
as a token of brotherly love and Christian fortitude. 
The spirit of the Lord was among his people. The 
Moderator stated the Association was now prepared 
to do business for the Lord, having given Him the right 
away to the Association, therefore the Association was 
open for business. Rev. William Mason, Pastor of the 
Baptist Church, Concord, N. C. was introduced to the 
Association, who came forward and made some timely 
remarks respecting Christian progress. Bro. L. R. 
Pettiford of the Union Chapel Baptist Church, Apex,N. 
C. was introduced to the Association who also made 
some pointed remarks to the body, Bro. Pettiford is a 
young minister belonging to Dr. Dunston's Church and 
is in possession of a very high Christian character and 
bids fair to be a great spokesman in the christian race 
in bringing the people back to God. As Rev. A. P. Eaton 
was not present who was to preach the Missionary 
sermon, Rev. H. R. Holt was voted the honor of preach- 



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ing this sermon this afternoon at 2:00 P. M. and that 
Dr. R. Spiller take the place of the sermon this morning 
to discuss the subject assigned on the program. Sub- 
ject is the Future of the Negro in this Country, Morally, 
Religiously, Educationally and Financially, and how 
should he best obtain them. Singing by the choir of the 
Christian Chapel Church, led by Prof. Charlie Henry. 
Dr. R. Spiller, pastor of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 
Durham, N. C. entered upon the duty assigned him. He 
made the speech of his life in discussing the subject. 
This able Divine is a natural born orator and holds the 
people spell-bound wherever he is heard. Our hearts 
burned while he talked with us by the way. 

On motion that a vote of thanks be tendered Dr. 
R. Spiller, for the able address which he delivered to 
the Association. We bid him God speed on the Christ- 
ian journey in preaching the Gospel. Collection taken 
by Rev. -N. M. Hackney, to the amount of $5.55. The 
Moderator gave some words of precaution to the 
Association. We then adjourned for recess until 2:00 
P. M. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston, Moderator. 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 



SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

The Association reassembled at the hour of 2:00 
P. M. Rev. J. H. Caldwell announced the various com- 
mittees. Rev. H. R. Holt who was assigned to preach 
the Missionary Sermon entered the pulpit, assisted by 
Rev. H. G. Pope, Rev. H. R. Holt read John 3: 1-14, 
prayer by Rev. H. R. Holt. He took for his text John 
3: 14; And as Moses lifted up the Serpent in the Wild- 
erness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, John 
12: 32; And I, If I be lifted up from the earth, will 
draw all men unto me. Prayer by Rev. H: G. Pope. 
We sang "Since Jesus Came into My Heart" &c. This 
young man is destined to be a great preacher some day, 
we can say that this was one of the most logical and 
practical sermons that we have heard in some time. He 
is a very able young man in the ministry. Collection 
taken by Bro. Baxter Wilson to the amount of $14.05. 
The Moderator appointed the Ministerial and Executive 



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Board to hear the grevancies presented to the Assoc- 
iation by Dr. Spiller. The Association then adjourned 
to meet tomorrow Morning at 10:00 o'clock. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston, Moderator. 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 



THIRD DAY — Morning Session 

The Association met at the hour of 10 :00 A. M. 
The devotional exercises conducted by Rev. A. C. Clark 
and Rev. E. J. Carrington. Hymn on page 986 "On 
Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand" Rev A. C. Clark read 
2, Cor. 6 : Prayer by Bro Baxter Wilson, Sang again 
hymn on page 704. On motion — the report on sermons 
be received. Rev. H. G. Pope preached the introductory 
sermon assisted by Rev. James Stuart. Rev. W. D. 
Jones preached the Missionary sermon assisted by Rev. 
H. S. Fuller. Dr. M. W. Brown preached the Education- 
al sermon assisted by Rev. W. H. Bland. 

On motion — the report of the Committee on 
obituaries was received. Rev J. W. Ligon, Editor of the 
"Uuion Reformer" came forward and represented the 
Field Agent. Rev. G. W. Watkins, Rev. J. W. Ligon, 
made quite an interesting talk, after which Dr. J. H. 
Dunston took collection to the amount of $6.01 for the 
"Union Reformer," Rev. J. W. Ligon, received the 
amount $6.01 for the "Uuion Reformer." Committee 
on place made theirreport that the next sitting of this 
Association meet with the Barbees Chapel Baptist 
Church in October 1921. This session is one of much 
interest to the people generally. The Ministerial and 
Executive Board had a session at Bro. Stuart's residence 
during the morning session while the house was in 
session. Adjourned for dinner. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston, Moderator. 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 



THIRD DAY — Afternoon Session 

The Association reassembled at the appointed hour 
2:00 o'clock P. M. Bro. E. D. Jones read Isiah 55: In- 
vocation by Rev. H. S. Fuller. Rev. W. H. Bland sang 



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one of his plantation melodies which animated the 
hearts of the entire Association. The Ministerial and 
Executive Board met in the home of Bro. Stuart during 
the morning session and examined Bro. E. D. Jones, a 
Licentiate minister from the Rock Hill Baptist Church, 
Chapel Hill, N. C. By request of this church the Board 
went into the examination and found the applicant 
worthy for ordination for the Gospel Ministry. Bro. 
E. D. Jones knelt at table in the altar while the hands 
of the Brethren (Ministers of the Gospel) were laid 
upon the head of the applicant. Rev. H. S. Fuller, 
prayed the ordination prayer. After the invocation Dr. 
B. F. Hopkins, gave the charge which was equal to any 
I ever heard, Dr. R. Spiller presented the Bible which 
great power and eloquence along the line of the Gospel 
Ministry, Rev. E. D. Jones is one more spokesman 
added to Ministerial forces of the world. The Holy 
Ghost seemed to have caught on fire while we extended 
the right hand of fellowship to the Ministerial ranks. 

The Moderator then announced the house ready 
for business. The committees at this point made their 
reports. The Ministerial and Executive Board reported 
which was adopted (see report). A vote of thanks was 
tender the New Hill Church and neighboring church- 
es and generally for the royal manner in which they 
supported the Association (it was so well done). 

This Association was among the best in its history 
it was supported royally by the good members of this 
Church and neighboring churches and also the wonder- 
ful leader, Dr. B. F. Hopkins whose counsel is always 
good. These dear people deserve no little credit for 
the interest they put in the support of this laudable 
body. Though it was quite sad to know that one of 
the headlights of the church had passed from labor to 
reward in person of Bro. John J. Hackney, one of the 
senior Deacons of this Church, who died August 26th 
1920. Bro. John Hackney was 68 years, 1 month and 
15 days old at his death. His wife, Sister Ada Hackney, 
died Feb. 27th 1920. He followed very quickly, 5 
months and 29 days. Their bodies are resting side by 
side within a few yards west of the church, while their 
spirits, we trust, have met together in the Kingdom 
of Heaven. Brother and Sister sleep on and take your 
rest, we will meet you by and by. 



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The Association then adjourned to meet in its next 
annual session with the Barbee's Chapel Baptist Church 
Tuesday after the 1st Sunday in October 1921. 

Benediction by Rev. Spiller, God be with us until 
we meet again. 

Dr. J. H. Dunston, Moderator. 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 



Appendix 



REPORT ON OBITUARIES 

W e your Committee on Obituaries, make the following 
erport: Deaths Mt. Zion, 1; Haw River, 2; Mt. Zion Chatham, 6; 
New Hill, 3; Union Chapel, Apex, N. C, 2; Piny Grove, 1; New 
Hope, 1; Markham's Chapel, 1; Bethsaida, 0; North East Chapel, 
2; Barbees Chapel, 3; 1st Baptist, Mebane, N. C, 1; White Oak, 1; 
Shiloh, 3; Bassil Creek, 2; Mt. Gilead, 1; Rock Hill, Chapel Hill, 
N. C, 5; Mt. Moriah, 2; Ebenezer, 0; Hickory Grove, 4; New 
Bethel, West Durham, 2; Total, 42. 

Rev. W. H. Bland, 
Bros. A. Wiggins, 
Duncan Hedgpeth, 
W. M. Worth, 
M. H. Herndon, 
Isaac Watts, 
S. T. Jones, 
C. H. Miner, 

Committee 



COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE 

We, your Committee, have decided to have the Association 
to adjourn its session to meet with the Barbee's Chapel Mission- 
ary Baptist Church in its Fifty Second Annual Session on Tues- 
day after the first Sunday in October 1921, 

Rev. W. D. Jones, 

Bros. W. T. Randolph, 

Robert Tinnim, 

C. Brown, 

S. M. Wadelton, 

L. R. Pettiford, 

Committee. 



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COMMITTEE ON SERMONS 

Rev. H. G. Pope, preach the Introductory Sermon on Tues- 
day, assisted by Rev. James Stuart. Rev. W. D. Jones, preach 
the Missionary Sermon on Wednesday, assisted by Rev. H. S. 
Fuller. Dr. M. W. Brown, D. D., preach the Educational sermon, 
assisted by Rev. R. A. Morphis. 

C. C. Davis, 
N. E. Battle, 
W. C. Riggsbee, 
C. W. Hopson, 
J. L. Jones," 
J. E. Morphis, 
John Owen, 

Committee. 



Rev. R. P. Wynn is the oldest living minister now in the New 
Hope Association, in his 88th year. He has been retired as a 
Superannuated Minister for some years. He is now helpless can't 
go across the house without some aid. Rev. Wynn deserves the 
respect of the many brethren of the Association and should be 
visited by the Ministers and brethren as often as possible. He 
lives on the road leading from Chapel Hill, N. C. to Farrington's 
old mill, about 6% miles from Chapel Hill, N. C. I have visited 
him two or three times. He will appreciate the visit by any one. 
He is asking for you to come to see him — Please go, and go soon, 
or else you will have to meet him in Heaven. 

Your Sec. Rev. L. H. Hackney. 



REPORT OF MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS 

This Board met Wednesday Oct. 6th in the home of Bro. 
Stuart.. The President opened the meeting with the usual relig- 
ious exercises. The first thing that claimed the attention of the 
Board, was a charge presented against Rev. W. D. Jones, Pastor 
of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, North Durham by Dr. R. Spiller, 
Pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Durham, N. C, for having 
taken an excluded member from his Church (in the person of 
Bro. Fuller) without having any correspondence with Mt. Vernon 
Baptist Church from which he had been excluded. The board 
after hearing the statement, both from Dr. R. Spiller and Rev. 
W. D. Jones and also the witnesses in the case, decided to leave 
the case in the hands of Dr. R. Spiller to call a meeting in Durham, 
N. C. of which the Board is to be notified of the time and place 
of the meeting. Both Dr. R. Spiller and Rev. W. D. Jones were 
granted the privilege of having their witnesses present and any 
other Minister of the Gospel in good standing to meet with us in 
the council. The President announced the same in the afternoon 
session of of the Association. The Board immediately went into 
examination of the applicant before us, for the ministry Bro. E. D. 
Jones of the Rock Hill Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, N. C. The 
Board after giving him a short examination found him a worthy 



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applicant for the Gospel Ministry and decided to have him 
ordained this afternoon, Dr. B. F. Hopkins was appointed to de- 
liver the charge. Rev. H. S. Fuller to pray the ordination prayer 
and Dr. R. Spiller to present the Bible. Rev. Dr. M. W. Brown 
and Rev. L. H. Hackney be appointed as delegates to the Lott 
Carey Foreign Mission Convention in 1921. As the hour had 
passed, the board was necessitated to adjourn for dinner. 

The Ministerial and Executive Boards met in the White Rock 
Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. Monday night, Nov. 1st 1921 at the 
hour of 8:00 P. M. The President, Dr. M. W. Brown read Matt. 
18: 1-12. Prayer by Dr. E. M. Brawley pastor of the White Rock 
of the meeting. He asked that Dr. E. M. Brawley, D. D., Dr. A. M. 
of the meeting. He ask that Dr. E. M. Brawley ,D. D., Dr. A. M. 
Moore and the other brethren be invited to take seats in council 
with us. The clerk of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church stated why this 
council was called here to night, that the Pastor of Mt. Gilead 
Baptist Church had received an excluded member from Mt. Vernon 
Church without asking for an investigation. Dr. E. M. Brawley, 
Dr. A. M. Moore and the other brothers accepted the invitation 
given to take seats in council and would give any advice that they 
were able to give. Dr. R. Spiller and Rev. W. D. Jones gave their 
evidence respecting the case. Witnesses on both sides made 
statements as to the case. Dr. A. M. Moore offered a resolution 
that Mt. Vernon Baptist Church give letters to all members who 
have joined Mt. Gilead Baptist Church up to this date Nov. 1st 
1920 and that Mt. Gilead Baptist did wrong in receiving excluded 
members from Mt. Vernon Church. Dr. E. M. Brawley, Dr. A M. 
Moore, Dr. J. H. Dunston, Dr. B. F. Hopkins, Dr. M. W. Brown, 
Rev. W. D. Jones, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Rev. H. S.Fuller and Rev. 
L. H. Hackney, also Dr. R. Spiller, all of whom were in sympathy 
with the resolution. At this point many of the brethren made 
timely speeches after a motion was made sustaining the resolution 
and passed. Finally the entire body shook hands as a token of 
fellowship and brotherly love. This ended the trouble that had 
existed between these brethren. We are exhorted by the word of 
God to let brotherly love continue Benediction was announceld and 
the brethren went away with glad hearts, feeling that the will of 
the Lord had been accomplished in this case. 

The following Brethren were appointed as trustees of the New 
Hope High School, New Hill, N. C. Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Dr. B. F. 
Hopkins, Dr. M. W. Brown, Dr. L. H. Hackney, Dr. J. H. Dunston, 
Prof. J. D. Atwater, Prof. W. C. Lasiter, Bros. F. W. Williams, 
G. A. Ross, Euley, Carton. 

These brethren were appointed to take charge of the School 
at New Hill, N. C. to act as a Board of Trustees and take charge 
of the general supervision, &c. 

Rev. M. W. Brown D. D., President 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 



COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

We, your Committee on Temperance, beg leave to submit the 
following resolutions : 

Whereas, intemperance is a curse to any people or nation 



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when it is used as a beverage, either the use of whiskey or any- 
thing that has the tendency to destroy the usefulness of the Chris- 
tian life. Therefore, we ask that the ministers, delegates and 
all good Christians abstain from the use of anything that has 
a tendency to destroy Christian life, and we recommend that the 
ministers urge upon their congregations to lead a pure life by 
keeping God's commandments; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we keep before the convention and the 
churches the spirit of this report. Every minister of the Gospel 
ought to see to it that our lives be conducted along all lines that 
the unconverted will have the utmost confidence in us as the true 
advocates of Christ's kingdom. Every Christian ought to remem- 
ber that he is no stronger with the other fellow than what he 
thinks of him. Therefore, we should have a good report of them 
that are without. The minister who is intemperate has much to 
loose along every line morally, religiously, educationally and ma- 
terially. Have self-control — this is the first great victory won 
in life. How can we lead others unless we control ourselves? 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, D. D. 
REV. B. F. HOPKINS, D .D. 
REV. J. H. CALDWELL, 
REV. T. J. EDWARDS, 
REV. N. M. HACKNEY. 



ON EDUCATION. 

We, your Committee on Education, beg leave to submit the 
following report: 

We are living in a progressive age, an age of thought en- 
ergy and research. In order to make the age we must be a part 
of the age; if we would steer a boat, we must get into it, not that 
we must float with the current, but in order to resist it we must 
know the course it takes. Education seems to be the watchword 
of the Twentieth Century. The tidal name of intellectuality 
seems to be surveying the country. The question that seems to 
be paramount with every denomination is, How can we reach 
and hold the young people of our churches? The answer seems 
to be by intellectual.moral, physical and religious training. We 
can not leave this work entirely to the State; we are commanded 
by God's Word to train up our children in the way they should 
go, and when they are old they will not depart from it. That 
can only be done by giving them a Christian education, and that 
must be given in the home. It was Oliver Wendell Holmes who 
once ask the question, "When should a parent begin to train his 
child?" and the answer was 20 years before he is born. 

We, your committee, recommend: 

First. That the parents be urged to keep their children in 
the public schools until they have finished the curriculum. 

2nd. That strenuous efforts should be put forth to have 
them to take an academic, industrial and college course, if pos- 
sible, in our denominational schools, but if such schools are not 
accessable, send them elsewhere. 

3rd. We recommend that more interest be taken or mani- 
fested by our convention and association in Ministerial Edu- 



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cation, and to the churches of this Association are urged to send up 
annually contributions for the Theological Department at Shaw 
University. 

4th. That this Association put forth every effort towards 
helping some deserving girl to obtain a Christian education. 

5th. We recommend that mare definite steps and united effort 
be put forth by the churches of this body toward raising funds to 
build and aid the schools that are within the bounds of this as- 
sociation. 

Last, but not least, we give the teachers association our 
hearty co-operation in the effort to strengthen the rural district 
schools and larger rooms, and we note with profound interest 
the work that is being done by Prof. Moore, who is laboring 
under the auspices of the organization. 

DR. R. SPILLER, D. D. 

DR. J. H. DUNSTON, D. D. 

DR. M. W. BROWN, D. D. 

REV. I. B. ENOCH, 

REV. E. D. KIRBY, 

Committee. 



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REPORT OF TREASURER OF UNION MEETINGS 

1919 

Nov. 30 Balance on hand in Treasury $209.95 

May 28 Union Met with the church 

Barbee's Chapel, Amount raised 38.11 

Total Amount '. $248.06 

May 28 Paid to Sexton 1.50 

Paid to Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Sec 4.00 

Balance on hand $242.56 

June 22 To Rev. J. H. Caldwell for First 

Baptist church building, Mebane, N. C. 25.00 

May 30 Sunday's collection at Barbee's 

Church (Union meeting) 25.00 

Amount $267.00 

May 30 Paid to Rev. J. H. Caldwell and Dr. 
B. F. Hopkins for the New Hill High 

School 12.50 

Barbee'sChurch donated her part 12.50 

50.00 

Amount on hand $217.56 

Oct 28. Mt Gilead Baptist church amt. raised 77.88 

Amount 295.44 

Oct. 30 Paid to Sexton 1.50 

Paid to Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Sec 4.00 

Paid to Dr. B. F. Hopkins, New Hill 

School 30.97 

Mt. Gilead Church 13.26 

Amount 49.73 

Balance on hand $245.51 

Oct. 30 Account rendered $245.51 

Paid to Dr. B. F. Hopkins for New Hill 

1921 High School 25.00 

Mch. 15 Paid to Rev. L. H. Hackney for the 

general improvement of the Rock 

Hill Baptist church, Chapel Hill, N. C. 25.00 

Paid toDr. L. H. Hackney, Treas 4.00 

54.00 

Balance on hand $191.51 

The above report is a true statement of (report) the item- 
ized account. 

L. H. HACKNEY, Treasurer 



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REPORT ON FINANCE 

Received the following amount, October 5th, 1920. 

Mt. Zion (Chatham) $29.90 

Terrell's Creek 15.00 

Markham's Chapel 13.00 

Mt. Zion (Wake) 17.10 

Union Chapel, Apex, N. C 20.00 

New Hill (1st Baptist) 8.30 

Bethsaida 3.30 

Northeast Chapel 6.60 

New Hope 14.70 

Haw River 13.00 

Barbee's Chapel 17.70 

1st Baptist, Mebane, N. C 8.70 

Piney Grove 4.20 

Shiloh 19.90 

Bassill Creek 10.20 

1st Baptist (Rock Hill) 13.30 

Mt. Moriah, Mebane, N. C 9.20 

Ebenezer (due $3.50) 5.10 

White Oak 9.70 

Hickory Grove 16.00 

Mt. Gilead, Durham, N. C 10.50 

New Bethel, West Durham, N. C 10.70 

Mt. Sinai (University, N. C 27.80 

Mt. Gilead 3.60 

Mt. Vernon, Durham, N. C 70.00 

White Rock, Durham, N. C 40.00 

Total Amount Collected $416.60 

We find the above a correct statement of the finances sent 
up from the various churches of the Association. „ , 

Bros. J. Whitaker, S:' :! ' 
E. H. Jones, 
j ■>.-.- .-'..- .r ... J. L. Horton, 

? .- . v A. C. Clark, 

,..' 'i.*, r'>.(:> G. M. Brown, 

■ Committee. 



REPORT OF SECRETARY 

As your Secretary of the New Hope Baptist Association, and 
have been for forty years, have endeavored to prove myself worthw 
of the honor committed ao my trust, and work to the best interest 
of both the spiritual and financial interest of the Association. Had 
the minutes printed and distributed among the various churches 
and friends to the cause. The next annual sitting of the New Hope 
Baptist Association will convene with the Barbee's Chapel Church 
5 miles East of Chapel Hill, N. C. Those who come from the west- 
ern part of the bounds of the Association come to Chapel Hill. N. 
C. and take the old Raleigh road, coming from the North and East, 
will come to Durham, N. C. and take the Durham and South 
Carolina Railroad and get off at Blands Siding and go 1% miles 



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west. Those coming from the South will get off at Bonsai and 
take the Durham and South Carolina R. R. and gtet off at Blands 
Siding. This church is under the pastorate of your humble servant 
and has been for more than a quarter of a century and has been 
nearly that long since the Association convened with her. She 
has invited the Lord's people to meet with her on the next go-round 
and is preparing to entertain very royally in the name of the 
Lord. Rev. L. H. Hackney, the pastor, will use his best endeavors 
to have things pleasant for his guest. We are hoping that this 
sitting will be the best one in the history of the Association. The 
pure and undefiled religion of God's people is being looked for 
in this community by both the members of the church and people 
generally through the neighborhood. Here, we hope, that the 
different phases of the work will be carefully looked after as 
heretofore in other parts of the bounds. 

The pastor and church sends greetings to the entire field 
hoping to meet you in the coming session, Barbee's Chapel 
October 1921. 

Your obedient Servant for Heaven 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY 
Sec. of New Hope Association 



DEAD 

AN AGED MINISTER GONE TO REST 

A. short biography of Rev. C. D. Hackney who departed this 
life September 28, 1920, at 11:00 o'clock P. M. at the home of 
his son Prof.J. R. Hackney, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

The subject of this sketch was born and spent many of his 
days in the dark days of slavery. He was born in Chatham 
County, N. C, near Hackney's X Roads, belonging to Joshiah Hack- 
ney. Rev. Calvin Hackney and Spencer Hackney belonging to 
the same man. These two men, immediately after the Civil war 
closed went out together. Rev. Calvin Hackney being the senior 
of the two, preaching the Gospel in old dilapidated buildings, 
under bush arbors and gathering our people there by the 
hundreds, men, women and children. The most prominent book 
in that day used in the Sunday-School was Webster's Old Blue 
Back Speller. Here they labored organizing Churches and pastor- 
ing of them. Later they called these churches together by 
deligation, organizing them into an Association known as the 
New Hope Association. Some of the churches composing this 
organized body were Haw River Baptist Church, New Hope, 
White Oak, Union Chapel, Apex, N. C, Mt. Zion, (Wake) Taylor's 
Chapel, Robert's Chapel. Rev. E. H. Cole, at the same time was 
promoting an Association known as the Wake and Orange Line 
Association, composed of the following churches: Rock Hill, Chapel 
Hill, N. C, Mt. Sinai, Barbee's Chapel, Mt. Zion (Chatham) Mark- 
ham's Chapel. Rev. C. L. Hackney assisted by Rev. C. D. Hack- 
ney) called a joint session of the two factions together and con- 
solidated into one Association, Rev Calvin Hackney and his church- 
es accepting Rev. E. H. Cole, and his churches constitution and 
by-laws. Rev. E. H. Cole and his faction accepting Rev. C. L. 



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Hackney. Name, New Hope. 

These two old pioneers continued to be associated together 
until March 1887, 34 years ago when the Lord called Rev. C. L. 
Hackney from labor to reward. After he had gone to Heaven, 
Rev. C D. Hackney continued to pastor for many years until a 
few years ago when he discontinued his pastorate with his church- 
es, his health having failed. Rev. C. D. Hackney was one of the 
best Gospel Preachers in the Association. He was not as highly 
educated as some of the other ministers but his Knowledge of the 
scripture was second to none of the ministers of his day. 

For several years Rev. C. D. Hackney has been failing in 
health until on the night of last September 28th at 11:00 o'clock 
P. M. when the death Angel summoned him to appear before the 
bar of God. As the weather was very rough on the day of his 
burial the funeral was post-poned until the fourth Sunday in Oct. 
1920. His funeral was preached at Mt. Zion Church where his 
remains were deposited, by Dr. J. H. Dunston and Dr. L. H. Hack- 
ney. These services were attended by the Masonic Lodge Mt. 
Olive No. 36, Chapel Hill, N. C. in which he was a member. He 
was graced with the Masonic honors both in the church and at the 
grave. Dr. M. W. Brown was present and speaking in compli- 
mentary terms of Rev. C. D. Hackney's life and death — Brother 
sleep on with the silent dead we shall meet you again. 

Servant of God, well done; 

Rest from thy loved employ; 
The battle fought, victory won, 

Enter thy masters joy. 

The voice at mid-night came; 

He started up to hear; 
A mortal arrow pierced his frame, 

He fell, but felt no fear. 

Tranquil amid alarm, 

It found him on the field, 
A veteran slumbering on his arms, 

Beneath his red-cross shield. 

The pains of death are past; 

Lobor and sorrow ceased; 
And lifes long warfare closed at last 

His soul is found in peace. 

Soldier of Christ well done, 

Praise by thy new emplow, 
And while eternal ages run, 

Rest in thy Saviours joy. 

Your Brethern of the Ministerial and Executive Boards. 

Dr. M. W. Brown, President 
Dr. L. H. Hackney, Secretary 
Dr. J. H. Dunston, 
- ' Dr. B. F. Hopkins, 
vi; Rev. H. S. Fuller, 
iil5 Rev. J. H. Caldwell. 



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RESOLUTION 

Whereas — the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association 
stands for the pure preaching and teaching of the word of God, 
throughout the bounds of this Association and the known world. 

And whereas — nothing but the word of God and its teachings 
can save our people from the many evils that are thronging and 
flooding every nook and corner of our land. 

Therefore: Be it resolved 1st That this Association place 
hereself on record denouncing all of these evils that are runious 
and detrimental to the religious, moral and financial standing 
of our race and those things being so destructive in every way 
to the success of our people. 

Therefore resolved 2nd. That this Association having some 
of the best men in the State standing at its head contending for 
the right principles which govern the civilized world, that she 
will denounce these things, especially dancing, going to balls, 
theaters, excessive automobile riding and improper dressing among 
the ladies both married and single. 

Therefore be it resolved 3rd That this Association particular 
request the fathers, mothers, patrons, of the youth of our land to 
take more pains and greater care in instilling these religious 
principles upon the minds and hearts of our children. 

Therefore be it resolved 4th Last but not least, that the 
ministers and teachers who are the leaders of all the people be 
ask to send this alarm from the school desk and the altar of the 
churches in greater power since they are the greater lights in 
human form. 

Therefore be it resolved 5th That God makes this demand up- 
on the leader sof any race, (Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice 
like trumpets and shew my people their transgressions. Isia, 58:1) 

Take heed therefore unto yourselves and all the flock, over 
which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers. Act. 20:28. 

Woe be unto the Pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of 
my pasture: saith the Lord, Jeremiah 23:1. 

Yours for Heaven and the salvation of sinners, 

L. H. HACKNEY. 



Moderator's Request. 

Rev J. H. Dunston, Moderator of New Hope Asso- 
ciation most earnestly requests, and desires that the 
churches manifest a deeper and more abiding inter- 
est in Foreign Missions and ministerial education. We 
need better educated and more consecrated ministers 
to preach the gospel in this home land of ours — not for 
policy but for the sole interest of bringing sinners to 
Christ, and redeeming a lost world. Answering the 
call found in Matthew 28, 19 & 20, Mark 15, 15 & 16, 
and then we will not have so many one talent servants 
in the Masters cause. Ministers, deacons and commit- 



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tees everywhere wil have more spiritual life for the 
heathen world. The budget of the State Convention 
(financially) for Foreign missions and ministerial edu- 
cation is $150.00. May God bless each pastor and help 
us to realize that He is calling us to help save the entire 
world for Him. Young men and young girls must be 
saved, else the future church is doomed to destruction. 
There is quite a falling off in the attendance of church 
and Sunday-School in many sections of our country 
since automobiles have become so plentiful. Many of 
our young people are taking the Sabbath day for a 
day of pleasure instead of a day in which to honor our 
Lord. Parents should try to keep in close touch with 
their daughters and not let them go astray on these 
automobile rides. Our children are given us as an 
heritage from the Lord, and should be given the best 
Christian training possible. They should be brought 
up in the Sunday-School and church ; should they be 
neglected in youth, it is impossible to make them what 
they might have been; therefore we urge every parent 
to use every precaution possible, to keep them from the 
snares along the pathway of life. 

J. H. DUNSTON, 

Moderator. 



Statement of the Laity. 

We, the Laity, belonging to the various churches 
of the New Hope Association, are being awakened in 
the Masters cause along the line of church work. We 
are feeling a greater responsibility to do more work 
than ever before for the Lord. While the cost of liv- 
ing is high, yet wages are good, and we should do all 
we can to extend the gospel. The Bible tells us that 
we should give as the Lord prospers us, and should the 
churches give this way there would be no lagging along 
financial lines. Preachers should preach along this 
line until the churches awaken to the sense of their duty 
in support of the gospel in this and the heathen lands. 

The ministers can't make it without the help of 
the Laity, therefore we ought to get busy and get on our 
mission at once and not be found idling our time away 
in the market places. Let us go into the Vineyard and 



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do the work assigned us and trust the Lord to pay us 
what is right. The churches are what the churches 
make them. Water can't rise higher than its source. 
The minister should not be expected to do the whole 
thing — his business is to preach the Gospel and bring 
sinners home to God. Yours for Heaven, 

WILLIE JONES 



LOT CARY HEARALD 

50c per year; 5c single copy. 
Published Monthly at Richmond, Va. U. S. A. by 
The LOTT CAREY BAPTIST FOREIGN MISSION SOCIETY Inc. 

WM. H. STOKES, Ph. D., Editor, 210 W. Leigh St. Richmond, Va. 

Contributing Editors: 

C. S. Brown, D. D., Winton, N. C; A. A. Graham, D. D., Phoebus, 
Va.; Rev. Beal Elliott, A. B., Baltimore, Md.; Rev. A. D. Daly, 
Richmond, Va. ; W. L. Ransome, D. D., Richmond, Va.; A. J. 
Payne, D. D., Connellsville, Pa.; Rev. Adolphus Hobbs, D. D., Nor- 
folk, Va.; E. E. Ricks, D. D., Newark, N. J.; O. C. Jones, D. D., 
Portsmouth, Va.; Rev. M. C. Rux, B. D., Keysville, Va.; J. C. Taul- 
ton, D. D., Denora, Penn.; J. H. Randolph, D.D., Washington, D. C. 

Women's Department. 

Mrs. J. H. Randolph, Washington, D. C.J Mrs. P. G. Shepard, 
Oxford, N. C; Mrs. Lillian MacRae, Norfolk, Va.;Mrs. A. L. Mc- 
Guinn, Baltimore, Md. ; Mrs. A. J. Felton, Portsmouth, Va. 

Young People's Department. 

Mr. Silas I. James, Washington, D. C; Mr. W. I. Hopkins, Rich- 
mond, Va. 

Official Organ of the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign 

Mission Convention, and the Woman's Auxiliary 

Officers of the Convention: 

C. S. Brown, D. D., President. A. W. Pegues, Ph. D., Recording 
Secretary. A. A. Graham, D. D., Corresponding Secretary. J. H. 
Hughes, D .D. Treasurer. G. E. Read, D. D., Statistican. J. H. 
Randolph, D. D., Auditor. W. T. Johnson, D. D. Chairman Ex- 
ecutive Board. Prof. Nelson Williams, Jr., Secretary of Board. 

Officers of Woman's Auxiliary 

Mrs. J. H. Randolph, President. Mrs. D. J. Avery, Recording Sec. 
Mrs. A. J. Felton, Corresponding Secretary. Mrs. J. H. Blackwell, 
Treasurer. Mrs. Ora Brown Stokes, Statistican. Mrs. Lillian 
MacRae, Chairman Finance Committee. 

The Convention Co-operates with: — The Liberian Baptist Con- 
vention Liberian, West Africa. The South African Baptist Assoc- 
iation, King Williamston, South Africa. 



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Foreign Field Forces: 
Africa: Rev. C. C. Boone, M. D., Monrovia, Liberia, W. A. 

Rev. W. H. Thomas, Brewerville, Liberia. 

Mrs. Cora Pair Thomas, Brewerville, Liberia. 

Rev. J. 0. Hays, Brewerville, Liberia. 

Rev. A. R. Hayes, Brewerville, Liberia, 

Rev. G. D. Gale, Brewerville, Liberia. 

Mrs. F. B. Watson, Dr. Melekebu and wife, Rev. Glenn 

A. Burke and wife, Miss Clarice Goodwin. 

Revs. J. Yaka, S. Moshologu, and A. K. Maquanda. 

Native ministers: Booker B. Mdodana, Blyth B. Mqu- 

anqa, Aaron Msimeko. 
Haiti: Rev. Lucius Hippolyte, Port au Prince. 
Rev. P. Norrisel L'herrison, Jacmel. 
Rev. C. Jean Jacques, Cape Haitian. 
Rev. Elic Marc, Trou. 
Rev. Velfort Eustache, Dondon. 
Rev. Dumay Pierre Alexis, St. Rephael 
South America: Rev. A. C. Miller and wife, Georgetown, British 
Ginuea, South America. 

Home Field Forces: 

Mrs. Mattie Murff, retd. Missionary, South Africa. Pastors, 
officers and workers of churches and missionary societies, Sunday 
schools and young people's societies. 



The Moderator advises th young minister to go to 
Shaw University or some college and prepare them- 
selves for the ministry 1st by taking a thorough literary 
course and college course after which take a thorough 
course in theology for the churches are demanding 
educated ministers to fill their pulpits. The day has 
passed for unprepared ministers to pastor churches in 
this country. A young man who feels his call to the min- 
istry and is not willing to make a sacrifice of time and 
money to prepare himself for the position, to my mind, 
is unworthy of the position. We old preachers ar failing 
very rapidly and will soon have to vacate our places to 
a younger set of men, and certainly you will be expected 
to do more and greater work by reasons of superior 
advantages the younger men have had over us. Don't 
depend entirely upon your education for your ability 
to preach without an education but put your trust in the 
Lord. I have been thinking very much myself of edu- 
cating some young man who has the necessary qualifi- 
cations for the ministry. I have'nt made up my mind as 
yet just what I will do in the matter. I shall pray awhile 
longer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 



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RULES OF DECORUM 



1. This Association shall he opened and closed with prayer 
by the Moderator, or by some person at his request. 

2. The name of the delegates shall be enrolled by the Clerk 
and called each day on the assembling of the Association. The 
proceedings of the previous meeting shall be read before transact- 
ing any business. 

3. All questions before the Association shall be decided by 
the living voice, except when a division is called for, and then by 
rising. 

4. No member shall speak more than once on the same 
subject without permission from the Moderator. 

5. It shall be the duty of members to obtain permission 
before leaving the Association. 

6. When a brother is speaking it shall be considered a breach 
of order for any member to pass between the Moderator and the 
speaker, or to engage in conversation, or in any way to interfere 
with the speaker. 

7. Every member must rise and address the Moderator, and 
confine himself strictly to the subject before the body; address no 
member by any appellation than of brother, and cast no reflection 
upon any member. 

8. The Moderator shall have the same privilege of speaking 
as any other member, by calling some member temporarily to the 
chair, and when there is a tie he shall cast the deciding vote. 

9. Written queries from the churches or members, or reso- 
lutions, shall be read twice, and signed by the originator, before 
being received for discussion. 

10. A motion without a second shall not be received. A 
mover may withdraw his motion if the same is done before being 
voted upon. 

11. When a question is under consideration no motion shall 
be received except to adjourne, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, 
to lay on the table, or ammend, which several motions shall have 
precedence in the order they are named. 

12. When a motion has been carried, it shall be in order for 
any member who voted with the majority to move for a recon- 
sideration on the same day. 

13. All committees shall consist of three members, unless 
otherwise ordered. 

14. The clerk shall make out a list of the members appointed 
on each committee, stating the subject to be acted on, and hand 
the same to the chairman as soon as possible. 

15. Should any member violate any of the foregoing Rules 
of Decorum, it shall be the duty of the Moderator to call him to 
order. If he fails to do so, any member of the body shall have the 
same privilege. 



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CONSTITUTION. 

l.This Association shall be known as the New Hope Mis- 
sionary Baptist Association. 

2. The Association shall meet annually, to be composed of 
ordained ministers belonging to said Association; any member 
belonging to the Association who, by presenting letters from their 
respective churches certifying to their appointment, shall be en- 
titled to seats. 

3. The number of delegates from each church shall not 
exceed two. 

4. The letters from the churches shall state the number bap- 
tized and the whole number of members. 

5. The delegates thus chosen shall sit as an advisory council, 
and shall no power to infringe upon any of the rights of the 
churches. 

6. In its decisions and acts, the church must recognize 
Christ as the only law-giver in Zion; and every individual church 
is an independent body, with executive (but not legislative) 
powers. 

7. It shall be the duty of the Association, when requested 
by the organized churches, to hear their grievances, give appro- 
priate advice or send committees to aid them in their difficulties. 
If the minority of a church be arranged by the majority, upon 
application it shall be entitled to the same consideration. Indi- 
vidual applications will not be entertained. 

8. The Association shall have the power to withdraw from 
any church that knowingly and wilfully departs from the ortho- 
doz principles of religion as taught by the Bible and held by reg- 
ular Baptist as the true teaching thereof. 

9. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator and 
Clerk, to be elected by the suffrages of the members present. 

10. This Association shall have a treasurer, who shall not 
intrust any money belonging to the Association unless so ordered 
by the Executive Board. 

11. Baptist Churches, upon application for admission in- 
to the Association, shall be received and their delegate seated if 
satisfactory evidence be given that they are truly of our faith 
and order. 

12. Amendments to this constitution may be made at any 
annual meeting, two-thirds of the members being present. 

13. This Association shall have a Ministerial council, 
composed of nine ordained ministers belonging to this associa- 
tion to act as Presbytery, subject to the right of any church or 
churches, to be called upon request. This board to examine her 
applicant or applicants for the Gospel Ministry, but the churches 
have the right to call upon any ordained minister anywhere, in 
good standing, to examine her applicants and ordain them to the 
Gospel Ministry. The Ministerial Council is continued for the 
purpose of serving the churches, by request of the churches. The 
churches, therefore, have the sole right to name the ministers 
composing the Council so-called. 

14. No minister shall be ordained without first being qual- 
ified to read the Scriptures with an understanding and have a 
gift for the ministry. This section shall not be changed except by 
a two-thirds vote of the members present. 



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15. The Association shall require subordinate churches to 
pay six (6) cents per capita for Association purposes, two (2) 
cents per capita for missions, and two (2) cents for superannu- 
ated minister's fund. 

16. The Ministerial Board shall prepare an examination 
upon the fundamental principles of education in the English lan- 
guage. All applicants must average 66 2-3 per cent, on all ques- 
tions asked before being entitled to 'Yrdination. 

17. This Association shall meet annually on Tuesday after 
the first Sunday in October and adjourn on Thursday of the same 
week. 




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TREASURERS REPORT NEW HOPE ASSOCIATION 

1920 Brought over from 1918 and 1919 ., $209.50 

Oct. 7th Received at New Hill Association letter 471.10 
Public collections » 48.65 



Aggregate $729.25 

Disbursements 

Oct. 7th To Treasurer $ 5.00 

To Bro. Rutin Stuart, Sexton... .. 3.00 

To Dr. L. H. Hackney, Sec. salary 25.00 

To Dr. L. H. Hackney, Incidentals 8.50 

1920 To Dr. L. H. Hackney, Minutes 65.00 

Nov. 1st Rev. R. P. Wynn, Superannuated 

minnister 15.00 

To Dr. B. F. Hopkins 2.00 

To Dr. L. H. Hackney 2.00 

To Dr. J. H. Dunston 2.00 

To Dr. M. W. Brown 2.00 

To Rev. H. S. Fuller 2.00 

To Rev J. H. Caldwell 3.64 

Nov. 11th To Dr. B. F. Hopkins, R. R. Expenses 12.50 

To Convention, Greensboro, N. C 12.50 

To Dr. R. Spiller, Convention &c 12.50 

To representative into State Convention 25.00 

To Rev. J. W. Ligon on paper 25.00 

Sept. 23 To Rev. C. D. Hackney, old minister.... 15.00 

Oct. 9th To Dr. L. H. Hackney, Salary 20.00 

To Dr. L. H. Hackney, incidental 12.00 

To Rev. G. W. Watkins, D. D., field 

of North Carolina 40.00 

To Dr. B. F. Hopkins 25.00 

Nov. 7th To Rev. C. D. Hackney, aged minister 15.00 

To Rev. R. P. Wynn, old minister 15.00 

Nov. 8th To Rev. J. H. Caldwell to Convention.... 15.00 
To Rev. J. H. Caldwell ,Charlotte, N. C. 

Representative for State Convention 15.00 

To Dr. M. W. Brown, Treas Assoc 5.00 

To Dr. J. H. Dunston Theological De- 
partment Shaw University 20.00 

Jan. 25th To Rev. M. W. Brown, D. D. Time and 

Exuenses to Lottt Cary Convention.... 14.75 

To For time and board to Convention 12.00 
Rev. C. D. Hackney, Superannuated 

minister of the Association 15.00 



$447.75 



1921 

March 2nd Balance on hand in treasury $301.50 

Respectfully submitted, Treasurer of New Hope Baptist 
Association 

M. W. BROWN. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



New Hope Missonary Baptist 
Association 



HELD WITH 



MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH 



Durham, N. C. 



October 1923 



OFFICERS 

Moderator — Rev. J. H. Dunston, D. D R5 Durham, N. C. 

Vice Moderator — Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Secretary — Rev. L. H. Hackney, D. D Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Theasurer — Rev. M. W. Brown, D. D. 2nd. Vice-Moderator 

Apex, N. C. 



MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Rev. M. W. Brown, D. D., Treasurer Apex, N. C. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, D. D. Secretary Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. B. F. Hopkins, D. D Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Dunston. D. D R5, Durham, N. C. 

Rev. H. S. Fuller, Durham, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Chapel Hill, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Rev.. J. H. Dunston, D. D., Rev. M. W. Brown, D. D., Rev. 
L. H. Hackney, D. D., Rev. B. F. Hopkins, D. D., Rev. W. C. 
Williamson, D. D., Rev. H. H. Sanders, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Rev. 
S. A. Stanford, Rev. James Stuart, Rev. H. S. Fuller, Rev. W. S. 
Gattis, Rev. A. C. Clark, Rev. F. W. Wilson, Rev. W. S. Barnes, 
Rev. C. M. Hughe-, Rev. J. J. Smith, Rev. J. C. Townsend, Rev. 
E. D. Jones, Rev. E. J. Carrington, Rev. F. J. Edwards, Rev. T. H. 
Strayhorn, Rev. N. M. Nunn, Rev. John Tilley, Rev. N. M. 
Hackney, Rev. E. D. Kirby, Rev. C. W. Tomkins, Rev. Baxter 
Wilson, Rev. J. A. Patterson. 



LICENTIATE MINISTERS 

Brothers — James Williamson, W. H. Williams, E. E. James, 
N. R. Holt. 



VISITING MINISTERS 

Rev. C. N. Hughes, Rev. W. H. Davenport, Rev. F." W. Gra- 
ham, Rev. D. C. Harris, Rev. N. M. Nunn, Rev. Billip. 



DELEGATES 

Bro. C. L. Lassater, Rev. W. S. Gattis, Bro. H. B. Jones, Rev. 
A. C. Clark, Rev. J. J. Smith, Rev. S. A. Stanford, Rev. Baxter 
Wilson, Rev. E. D. Jones, Prof. A. N. Johnson, Bro. Lee Johnson, 
Bro. E. I. Cain, Bro. J. R. Jones, Bro. J. L. Jones, Bro. James 
Dickson, Bro. J. R. Rieves, Bro. M. C. McCardey. Bro. J. D. 
Atwater, Bro. J. P. Williamson, Bro. J. D. Baker, Bro. V. W. 
Heindon, Bro. H. O. Harris, Rev. H. H. Sanders, Bro. E. L. 
Horton, Bro. E. B. Ferrell, Bro. L. M. Rains, Bro. Lee Brown, 
Bro. William Edwards, Bro. Elex Tinnin, Bro. E. F. Page, Bro. 
G. W. Jones, Bro. H. M. Allen, Bro. J. L. Horton, Bro. H. W. 
Clark, Prof. T. Boothe, Bro. H. H. Harris, Bro. A. W. Stead 
mon, Prof. B. H. Cole, Rev. N. M. Nunn, Rev. E. D. Kirby, Bro. 
A. Ross. /r\ 



PROCEEDINGS 



FIRST DAY — Morning Session 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association met with the 
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. in its fifty fourth 
annual session, October 9-11, 1923. Dr. J. H. Dunston being 
absent Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Vice Moderator, called the Associa- 
tion to order. Rev. M. W. Brown, D. D., who was appointed to 
preach the introductory, read 23: Psalm. Prayer. 

Sang hymn 800 — Go Preach My Gospel Saith the Lord, Bid 
the Whole Earth My Grace Receive &c. Dr. Brown then came 
forward and announced his text, Hebrews 12:1, "Let us lay aside 
every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let 
us run with patience the race that is set before us." He preached 
a wonderful sermon, this sermon will long be remembered by the 
Brethren of the Association. He endeavored to press the real 
thought of the text upon the mind of his hearers by telling the 
body how the old ministers suffered in the early history of the 
Association, how they traveled on foot while we travel in our 
buggies and automobiles, and live in beautiful edifices and 
carpeted floors. 

Sang hymn 562, The Moderator introduced Dr. W. C. Wil- 
liamson, pastor of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, who came 
forward and extended the welcome address to the Association by 
giving us the right of way to the Church to expedite the business 
of the Lord of which we came to do. He kindly made us welcome 
to their homes and hospitalities. He said that he believed in a 
live ministry and a live church, he gave us a stalwart talk about 
fighting sin, he said that this gospel that God's ministers preach 
knows no failure, therefore, I welcome the Association for which 
you stand for as the servants of God of the very highest type. 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell responded to the welcome address on the 
part of the Association, by vouching that she would keep the faith 
and dothe work for the Master. He said that after such welcome 
invitation we could not help from obeying the Gospel of Christ. 

Rev. Carr Hughes of the High Point Association was in- 
troduced and Rev. Davenport from the Mt. Zion Methodist church, 
he gave us a good talk along, our faith and the methodist faith. 
Rev. C. M. Hughes gave us a fine talk as to the progress of the 
colored race. Rev C. M. Hughes is quite a reasoner, especially 
when it comes to religious matters. Collection taken by the 
Moderator to the amount of $5.25. The Association adjourned 
for recess until 2:30 o'clock P. M. 

REV. J. H. DUNSTON, Moderator 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary 

FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session. 

The Association reassembled at the hour appointed 2:30, P. M 
Rev. W. S. Gattis announced hymn, Bless be the Tie that Binds. 



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Prayer by Rev. L. H. Hackney. The Moderator then announced 
the house ready for business. The association went into Perman- 
ent organization. On motion the officers be re-elected and that 
both Ministerial and Educational Boards be continued 

Rev F C Graham, Pastor of the Brooks Town Baptist church 
was introduced to the Association, he made a fine impression on 
the minds of his hearers. Rev. F. C. Townsend was introduced 
who also made a short talk. Rev. D. C. Harris, a member of Mt. 
Vernon church made us a fine talk. Bro. Roberson of White Rock 
Church came forward and gave us a short talk. 

Motion that all letters be read to the Association, Moderator 
appointed Rev. J. J. Smith and Prof. J D. Atwater Reading Clerks. 
The Moderator introduced Rev. L. H. Dunn, who gave us a fine 
talk on the called ministers and to preach the Gospel that is a 
man should be called and sent. 

The Association adjourned to meet to-morrow at the hour of 
9:30 A. M. 

REV. J. H. DUNSTON, Moderator 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary 

FIRST DAY — Night Session 

At 7:30 P. M. we assembled in the church, sang hymn 271 
All Hail the Power of Jesus Name, Let Angels Prostrate Fall &c. 
Invocation by C. M. Hughes, read 20 verses of St. John, Rev. H. S. 
Fuller lead in prayer. The choir sang Jesus Lover of My Soul &c. 
Rev. IS. S. Fuller spoke of Dr. L. H. Hackney as preacher; for to- 
night and that he is one of the oldest living ministers in the 
New Hope Association and has been its Secretary for forty two 
years continually. Dr. L. H. Hackney came forward in his usual 
modest christianally manner, and made some preliminary remarks 
of what he wanted us to do. Text Jonah 1 :2 and 3 : and 1 Kings 
14:25. Dr. Hackney preached a missionary sermon which was 
very impressive to his hearers, all he said was very gladly received 
by the entire congregation. He seems to be a preacher whom God 
said "Go ye into all the world and preach my Gospel to every 
creature. Prayer by Rev. N. R. Holt. Collection by Dr. B. F. 
Hopkins and Rev. James Stuart, amounting to $15.50. 

On motion that B. F. Hopkins' sermon be laid over until to- 
morrow afternoon. The services were good and the choir made 
very excellent music indeed. Benediction by the Rev. J. H. 
Caldwell. 

REV. J. H. DUNSTON, Moderator 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary 
PROF. J. D. ATWATER, Ass't Sec'y. 

SECOND DAY — Morning Session 

The Association met according to adjournment at the hour 
of 9:30 A. M. Rev. E. D. Jones and Rev. W. S. Gattis conducted 
the devotional exercises. We sang hymn 935, read 1: Psalm, 
Prayer by Rev. E. D. Jones. Hymn 801 was sung. Moderator 
Rev. J. H. Dunston in the chair announced the house ready for 
business. After the roll call the minutes of the previous meeting 



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were read and approved. Committee report on place of the next 
meeting of the Association. Report adopted, (see report). Rev. 
G. A. Miles in charge of the children of the Orphan Home 
Winston Salem, N. C. was introduced to the Association, he made 
some very fervent remarks in the interest of the home and asked 
that he might have some time later in which to speak of the work 
etc. 

The hour having arrived for the Moderator's address, he 
feeling a little indisposed asked the Association to let Rev. G. A. 
Miles have his time which was granted. Rev. Miles spoke largely 
on the needs of the Asylum and scholarship to advancement of 
this institution. He didn't fail to keep the needs of this education- 
al project before the Association. The talk was just wonderful. 
Collection to the amount of $2 3. 40 for the asylum. 

Rev. Prof. G. W. Billip and Mrs. M. L. Bigerly were intro- 
duced to the Association. Sister M. L. Bigerly made a talk on 
taking babies at the home. She said there were nineteen babies 
in her home. The Association gave her a collection to the amount 
of $7.25. Prof. Billip gave short talk along the general line of 
improvement of the race. 

Rev. B. J. Neal from New Home Association was introduced, 
his talk was short and pointed. General collection $7.20 adjourn- 
ed for dinner. 

REV. J. H. DUNSTON, Moderator 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary 

SECOND DAY — Afternopn Session 

Hymn 915 was sung. Rev. Baxter Wilson read 23rd Psalm, 
prayer by Rev. Matthew Nunn. Sung hymn 563. The moderator 
then announced the house ready for business. The roll of the 
delegates was called — reading the letters was continued before 
the Association. Dr. B. F. Hopkins, who was appointed to discuss 
the subject "What is there of the negro in this country, Normally, 
Religiously, Morally, Educationally, and Economically," Dr. 
Hopkins stated many things that must be carried out and strictly 
obeyed in order that the colored people should be the equal of 
the other refined races of the earth — He showed the difference 
between the two races — Dr. Hopkins is a great thinker and speak- 
er. 

Dr. D. A. Avery was introduced to the Association, he is 
quite a songster, he entertained us by giving us a regular concert, 
Dr. Avery was from the Wake Baptist Association. 

Committee on place made report (see report) Rev. John L. 
Tilley made quite an interesting talk to the Association, upon 
general behavior and how the race should conduct themselves. 

Committee on finance made their report. On motion the re- 
port was adopted, ( See report) Amount $501.50. At this point 
Dr. J. L. Peacock, President of Shaw University, Raleigh, N. C, 
spoke, he spoke of the needs of the young ministers in theological 
department of Shaw University, he made quite an impression on 
the entire congregation along the line of a well prepared ministry 
Collection for this purpose was taken to the amount of $26.00. 
Motion that we take from the treasury the amount of $24.00, 
making the total amount for Shaw University $50.00. 

Dr. R. Spiller spoke to the Association with very encouraging 



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words on the subject "The Necessity of a Prepared Ministry" 
and then Mission. Dr. J. E. Kirkland, pastor of White Rock 
Baptist Church, was to discuss this subject with Dr. Spiller, but 
he was not present, therefore Dr. Spiller was equal to the task 
before him, and he didn't leave stones unturned in speaking of the 
qualified ministry of the future. The Association adjourned to 
meet tonight at 8:00 P. M. to listen to a sermon from Dr. J. H. 
Dunston, our Moderator. Meet to-morrow morning at the hour 
of 9:30 A. M. Benediction by Dr. R. Spiller. 

REV. J. H. DUNSTON, Moderator 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 10, 1924 

At the hour of 8:00 P. M. the church was filled to the fullest 
capacity. We sang hymn 637. Dr. J. H. Dunston read a portion 
of 16th Chapter of Matthew, and a portion of 1 Cor. 3rd Chapter. 
Sang hymn 767. Rev. J. H. Dunston offered invocation, Rev. 
J. H. Caldwell introduced J. H. Dunston, the speaker of the hour, 
who was appointed a year ago to deliver a doctrinal sermon to- 
night in the New Hope Association. The speaker of the hour 
lead in prayer before announcing his text. Text Hebrews, "Let 
us hold fast the profession of our faith." He said he was going to 
to talk to us Baptist. 1 Cor. 3:11; "Other foundations can no 
man lay". He then said many good things the master would have 
us do, in order to please him. Dr. J. H. Dunston delivered to us 
one of his ablest sermons along the line of sustaining the Baptist 
Policy. He seemed to be at his best. 

The entire congregation seemed to enjoy the service to the 
fullest satisfaction of mind and spirit. Collection to the amount 
of $15.31. We adjourned until tomorrow morning at the hour 
of 9:30. 

REV. J. H. CALDWELL, Vice-Moderator 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

THURSDAY — Morning Session Oct 11th 

The Association assembled at the hour appointed, 9:30 A. M. 
Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. C. W. Tankins and 
Rev. J. C. Townsend. Sang hymn 800 "Go Preach My Gospel 
Saith the Lord". Read a part of the 9th chapter of Matthew. 
Prayer by Rev. J. C. Townsend, after the invocation the entire 
Association entered into a hearty handshake. The roll of the 
delegates was called, minutes of the previous meeting were read 
and approved. Rev. J. M. Fousett was introduced to the As- 
sociation and also made a heart rending talk in which he asked 
the Association to pray for his sick wife and also for him. The 
pastor of the Methodist Church Zion, Rev. G. W. Rosette was in- 
troduced to the Association, who made a very good speech 
indeed lauding the work that is being done in the highest by the 
Baptist throught the State and the entire world. On motion the 
report of the Committee be received (see committee report on 
education). Rev. Bullock, D. D., President of the Baptist State 
Convention was introduced to the Association. Dr. Bullock pre- 



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sented the claims of the State Convention in a convincing man 
of which the Association was very much pleased. The New H 
Association has always played her part in relation to the SI 
work and she stands ready to lay down on the altar at any ti 
Dr. Royster was also introduced at the same time of Dr. Bullo 
introduction. He also made a very good speech. Rev. J. 
Caldwell responded to the speeches on the part of the Associat 
A vote of thanks was tendered to these Brethren for their 
instruction along these various lines. 

On motion the Association be represented in the Bar. 
State Convention, which convenes in Raleigh, N. C, October 
1924. The Moderator, J. H. Dunston advised the young n 
especially those who feel their calling to the ministry to att 
this convention and get in touch with Shaw University, the g] 
school of education in this state for the young people. Comna 
on Obituaries made their report which was adopted. On mo 
that a vote of thanks be extended to the Pastor, Deacons, 
members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church for their kind hospita 
in caring so cordially for the delegates of the Association and 
the many friends who visited the Association. The good pet 
of Durham were very kind in assisting the Mt. Vernon Baj 
Church Association. Prof. Johnson in charge of the D. and 
and Blind Asylum, Raleigh, N. C. was also introduced to the 
sociation. The Association then adjourned for dinner, until 
o'clock P. M. 

REV. J. H. DUNSTON, Moderate 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretar 

THURSDAY — Afternoon Session 

The Association reassembled at the hour appointed, ope 
by singing "Must Jesus bear the Cross Alone and all the W 
Go Free". Rev. Jones and Williams read Romans 8: Prs 
by Rev T. J. Edwards, singing by the congregation "My Sou. 
on Thy Guard Ten Thousand Foes Arise." 

The Moderator announced the house ready for business, 
motion the report of the Committee on Sermons was read 
adopted (see report). Dr. Cleland, pastor of St. Josephs A. M 
Methodist Church, Durham, N. C, was introduced to the Asso< 
ion who made quite an interesting talk. Dr. Cleland is one of 
smartest men of the race — Response by Rev. L. H. Hackney, 
said many good things respecting the speaker. On motion 1 
J. H. Caldwell and Rev. T. J. Edwards be the delegates to re 
sent the New Hope Association at the Baptist State Conven 
which is held in Raleigh, N. C. October 30th 1923. Dr. Sp 
spoke at this point, he is quite a speaker and never fails to 
terest his hearers. On motion a vote of thanks be given 
Doctor for his good and wholesome instruction. On motion 
last part of finance be received and adopted as the Committee 
made a partial report before. On motion the report of the C 
mittee on obituaries be received and adopted. Motion that a ] 
of thanks be tendered the pastor, deacon and members of 
Vernon Baptist Church and also the entire community and 
City at large for their special care, in caring for the Associate 



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THURSDAY — Night Session 

The Association met Thursday night October 11, 1923. Hymn 
197, prayer by D. J. Carrington, Read 8:1-36. Prayer by Rev. 
D. C. Harris, singing again by the choir. Dr. J. H. Dunston, 
Moderator, introduced Rev. T. C. Graham, pastor of Brooks Town 
Baptist Church. The Educational sermon which was assigned to 
Rev. J. E. Kirkland at the last association, was preached by Rev. 
T. C. Graham, as Bro. Kirkland was conducting a series of meet- 
ings in High Point, N. C. Rev. Graham's text was 1 Kings 3rd 
chapter. This was a noble sermon, Rev. Graham seemed to be at 
his best. He is a great preacher, one who is called of God. In- 
vocation by Rev. Billips of Wilmington, N. C. He really talked 
with God in this prayer. At this point there was quite a hand 
shaking among the entire congregation along the spiritual line. 

Pointed remarks made by the Moderator, Dr. J. H. Dunston, 
respecting the sermon and the prayer. Motion made that the 
Association donate to the Mt. Vernon Baptist church the amount 
of $50.00 to help liquidate any debt that the church may owe, 
on the parsonage and back indebtedness to the Association, and 
also for her special care of the Association at such expense. The 
very christian spirit of their pastor, Dr. W. C. Williams. Collec- 
tion by Dr. B. F. Hopkins and Rev. J. H. Caldwell for the New 
Hill High School amounted to $26.00. 

On motion a vote of thanks be tendered to the Pastor, Dea- 
cons, members of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and the City of 
Durham in supporting the Association and its visitors so royally. 
Remarks by Rev. Williamson, D. D., pastor of Mt. Vernon, he 
said that he belived in the fine brotherhood of man and Fatherhood 
of God. The Association was nicely entertained for a few min- 
utes by some of the leading factors of the body, extending thanks 
of gratitude to the church and friends generally for the very 
fine spirit in which the Association was entertained. This 
christian body adjourned to meet in its 55th annual session in the 
year of our Lord A. D. 1924 — First Baptist Church, Mebane, N. C. 
on Tuesday after first Sunday, October. 

REV. J. H. DUNSTON, D. D., Moderator. 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary 



APPENDIX 



WE, YOUR COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES, beg leave to 
make the following report — Markham'sChapel deaths 3; Mt. 
Zion, Chatham 2; New Bethel 2; Mt. Sinai 3; Barbee's Chapel 1; 
New Hill 2; Union Chapel 2; Hickory Grove 2; Rock Hill 4; Mt. 
Gilead 1; North East Chapel 1; Ferrell's Creek 1; Haw River 2; 
Bethsadia 3; BassnTs Creek 3; Mt. Moriah 5; Shiloh 4; Piney 
Grove 3. Total Number of deaths 42. 

Bros. J. H. Rives, 
J. P. Williamson 
Rev. J. I. Cain 
M. McCaully 
Rev. W. C. Townsend 

Committee 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SERMONS 

Rev. N. M. Hackney, Introductory sermon, Rev. J. J. Smith, 
Alternate. Rev. H. H. Sanders, Missionary Sermon, Rev. T. J. 
Edwards, Alternate. Rev. W. C. Williamson, Educational sermon, 
Rev. H. S. Fuller, Alternate. Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Doctrinal 
sermon, Rev. E. J. Carrington, Alternate. 

Bro. C. F. Laster, 
Bro. W. J. Edwards, 
Bro. James A. Allen, 
Bro. V. W. Herndon, 
Bro. A. N. Johnson, 

Committee 



COMMITTEE ON PLACE 

We, your Committee on place, make the following report: 
That the Association adjourn to meet with the First Baptist 
Church at Mebane, N. C. on Tuesday after 1st Sunday in October 
1924 at 10:00 A. M. 

Rev. W. S. Gattis, 
Rev. J. J. Smith, 
Bro. E. L. Horton, 

Committee. 



COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 

We, your Committee on Education, beg to submit the follow- 
ing report: 

1st It is not easy to learn to think, nor is it easy to think 
after learning how, The big brained Carlyle says: "True effort, 
in fact, as of a captive struggling to free himself, that is thought. 
We are bound down by many cords of usage and ropes of author- 
ity; and it takes force and courage to break the bands to think in 
regard to education. 

2nd Many regard the speculative philosophy of education 
as a mere fog and delusion. There is much fog and delusion 
brooding over the subject; but the solid land of true sicence must 
be somewhere beyond the mist. 

Before we can safely run the train of right method along the 
track of practice, the headlight of theory must shine into the 
opening way. We do not believe in fitting boys and girls for 
college, if that fitting unfits them for life. The one fitting should 
be the other. The best teacher, preacher, has in view not his own 
education, but that of his people, they are his steadily; not the 
subject he teaches. Educational theory and practice should pro- 
ceed from the faith that is a God at the center of the universe, 
and a soul at the center of man. 

How should we reach and hold the young people of our 
churches? The answer seems to be by intellectual, moral, physical 
and religious training. 

We, your committee, recommend: First, That the parents be 
urged to keep their children in the public schools until they should 
have finished their curriculum. 2nd, That strenous efforts should 



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be put forth to have them to take an academic industrial and 
college course if possible in our denominational schools, but if 
such schools are not accessible, send them elsewhere. Third. We 
recommend that more interest be taken to foster the work of 
education, Conventions and Associations in the Ministerial edu- 
cation, and the churches of this Association ,are urged to send up 
annually, contributions for the thelogical department at Shaw 
University. 

Fourth, That this Association put forth every effort towards 
helping deserving girls to obtain a christian education. 

Fifth, We recommend that more definite step and united 
effort be put forth by the churches of this body towards raising 
funds to aid and build the school at New Hill, N. C, (though this 
school is nearly finished, that is the building.) 

Sixth, We recommend that the pastors of this Association do 
give our hearty co-operation in the effort to strengthen the rural 
disrtict schools and large ones. 

Rev. H. H. Sanders, 

A. B. Chairman, 

Rev. B. F. Hopkins, D. D., 

Dr. W. C. Williamson, 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, D. D., 

Rev. M. W. Brown, D. D., 

Committee 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF UNION MEETING 

Jan. 25, 1923, Balance on hand _ $170.29 

April 30th, To Dr. C. S. Brown for 

Theological Department, Shaw University $25.00 

Balancee on hand 145.29 

April 30th, Union Meeting, Apex, N. C 31.28 

Received _ 176.57 

Disbursement 30.48 



146.09 
Sept. 28th, Received from Union Meeting at 

Hickory Grove Baptist Church 44.99 

191.08 
Disbursements , 42.05 



149.03 
Dec. 28th, Received from the Union Meeting at 

Markham's Chapel Church 77.61 

226.64 
Disbursement at this meeting 48.45 



178.19 
Jan 1st, 1924, To Rev. L. H. Hackney 

Treasurer of the Union Meeting 4.00 



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Jan. 23rd, For Flowers, Rev. B. F. Hopkins 

Burial - 5.50 

Feb. 12th, To Rev. J. W. Lyon, Editor Union 

Reformer, for publishing short biography of 

Dr. B. F. Hopkins death 4.00 

13.50 



Balance on hand $164.69 

Very respectfully submitted 

L. H. HACKNEY. 



REPORT OF THE MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARD 

The board met in the school department of the church. The 
president Dr. M. W. Brown, repeated the 23rd Psalm, invocation 
by Rev. J. H. Caldwell. Bro. O. Browley made a statement to 
the Board — why the Ebenezer Baptist Church did not represent 
this sitting, as there was a little difficulty in the church respecting 
its pastor, Rev. N. R. Holt. The Ministerial Board received Rev. 

W. W. as an ordained minister into the New Hope 

Association. 

The board adjourned to meet again in the Mt. Vernon Baptist 
Church, Durham, N. C, Friday before second Sunday Nov. 1923, 
at 10:00 A. M., Rev. M. W. Brown, D. D. President. Rev. L. H. 
Hackney, Secretary. 



THE MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS 

The Ministerial and Executive Board met at the Mt. Vernon 
Baptist Church on Friday, Nov. Rev. M. W. Brown, D. D., read 1: 
Psalm after singing prayer was offered by Dr. B. F. Hopkins, hymn 
703 was lined by Rev. E. D. Kirby. Rev. J. W. Tobern was present 
and made statement respecting his ordination some years ago 
when he came before the Ministerial Board at Mt. Zion, Wake — 
He being an expelled member of Roberts Chapel Missionary 
Baptist. The Board requested him to go back to Robert's Chapel 
and be restored and then get his letter asking his ordination. 
He did'nt do this, but went to another Association and received 
his ordination. The Board still advised him to go back to Roberts 
Chapel Church and be restored and then the New Hope Associa- 
tion will recognize his ordination. He stated that he would 
consider the matter carefully and act accordingly. He asked 
pardon for his action in the matter but the Board instructed him 
to take this course in the matter and it would be all right. 

Letters were read before the Board from the following 
churches asking the ordination of the applicants: Mt. Vernon 
asking the ordination of Bro C. W. Tankins. New Hill, Brother 
Baxter Wilson. White Oak, Bro. J. A. Patterson — All of them 
passed a very creditable examination, sufficient to warrant their 
ordination. The Board ordained them at once by carrying out the 



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Bible instruction. Rev. H. S. Fuller prayed ordination prayer. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney gave the charge. Dr. J. H. Dunston presented 

the Bible. 

The Board extended the right hand of fellowship ;theref ore 

these minister are sent into all the world to preach the gospel. 

Rev. Baxter Wilson, Rev. J. A. Patterson, Rev. C. W. Tankins. 
The board gave to Dr. B. F. Hopkins, $10.00, to assist him in 

his sickness. The brethren of the Ministerial Board kept the Lord 

in front of her official business while endeavoring to expedite the 

unfinished business of the New Hope Association. The Board 

adjourned to meet at the call of the President. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, President. Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

October 9, 1923. Association received from 
letters at Terrell's Creek Church October 6, 
1922 $302.80 $ 

Balance on hand from 1921 61.90 



1922 Disbursements 

Paid to Rev. L. H. Hackney, Sec't Salary.... 25.00 

Paid to Rev. L. H. Hackney, Incidental ex. 9.10 

Paid to Rev. L. H. Hackney, Programs 3.50 

Paid to Rev. L. H. Hackney, Minutes 50.00 

Paid to Rev. M. W. Brown, Treasurer 10.0 

April 3rd. — 

Paid Dr. C. S. Brown, for Shaw University 25.00 

Paid Dr. C. S. Brown, Shaw University 5.00 

Paid Dr. C. S. Brown for Baptist State 

Convention 10.00 

July 18th. — 

Paid to Rev. L. H. Hackney, minutes 13.58 

Sept. 3rd. — 

Paid to Rev. L. H. Hackney, Visit to 

Pittsboro, N. C, looking after the 

Property 8.00 

Paid to Rev. M. W. Brown, Visit to 

Pittsboro, N. C, looking after church 

Property 9.50 



$161.60 



203.10 



Received at Terrels Creek 1922 $364.60 

Paid out to Oct. 9, 1923 179.50 

Balance due 184.20 

up to 9th day of October 1923. 

Respectfully submitted 
Rev. M. W. Brown, Treasurer of the New Hope Baptist Association 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 







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1st Baptist Church Mebane 

Union Chapel 1st Baptist, Apex, N. C. 

Good Hope Church 

Mt. Moriah Church.. 

Rock Hill 1st Baptist, Chapel Hill, N. C 
White Rock 1st Baptist, Durham, N. C. 

White Oak Church 

Hickory Grove Church 

New Hope Church 

Haw River Church _ 

Mt. Gilead, Durham, N. C 

Bethsaida 

Mt. Zion, (Chatham County) 

Bassil Creek Church 

Terrels Creek Church 

North East Chapel Church 

Mt .Gilead (Orange County) 

Barbee's Chapel Church _ 

Mt. Sinai Church 

New Bethel, West Durham, N. C 

Markham's Chapel Church 

Mt. Zion (Wake County) 

Mt. Vernon, Durham, N. C 

(and back dues for 1922 $90.30) 

Mangums Chapel _ 

Mathews Chapel Church 

Bethany Hill 

New Hill 1st Baptist 

(will send letter to sec. in 60 days) 

Shiloh Baptist Church 

Ebernezer Baptist Church 

Piny Grove Church 

Coles Chapel 

Bunns Mission Church _ 

Amount received 

Amount Due 



69 


$ 6.90 


229 


22.90 


47 


4.70 


71 


7.10 


154 


15.00 


400 


40.00 


50 


5.00 


142 


14.20 


160 


16.00 


146 


10.10 


123 


12.30 


36 


3.60 


260 


26.00 


155 


15.50 


160 


16.00 


57 


5.70 


38 


3.80 


179 


17.90 


300 


30.00 


98 


9.80 


128 


12.80 


167 


16.70 




126.10 


1260 


90.10 


10 


1.00 


10 


1.00 


9 


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5.00 


182 


18.20 


39 


3.90 




$501.70 



Committee — Bro. A. N. Johnson, Rev. A. C. Clark, Rev. James 
Stuart, Rev. Baxter Wilson, Deacon Alex Tennin. 



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REV. B. F. HOPKINS, D. D. PASSES 



Know ye not that there is a prince and great man fallen this 
day in Israel. — 2 Sam. 3:38. 

Rev. B. F. Hopkins, D. D., was born Feb. 1857, died Jan, 20, 
1924, 20 minutes before high twelve M. Age 66 years and 11 
months. He professed religion in his fourteenth year and was 
baptized into the fellowship of the Piny Grove Baptist church. 
He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry about thirty three years 
ago. Feeling his calling to preach the Gospel, he began to make 
the needed prepration to educate himself for this task before him, 
as every young minister should do who feels his calling to preach 
the Gospel. He entered Boydton Institution, where acquired a 
(class) Normal education, graduating from this department. Still 
feeling the need of a betten preparation to handle the word of 
God, he entered Moody's Theological Institute, Northfield, Mass- 
achusetts. He remained there until he found himself highly bene- 
fited by the lectures from these able divines. Dr. Hopkins and 
Miss Glovenia Thompson were united in holy matrimony Decem- 
ber 8, 1892, living together and keeping their marriage vow 32 
years, one month and 12 days. Dr. Hopkins taught school in the 
Public Schools of the state at least thirty-five years, Granville, 
Person Wake, Durham and Orange Counties. His last teaching 
was in Chapel Hill, having taught as principal in the graded school 
five years. He came into New Hope Baptist Association about 
thirty-three years ago and endeared himself to the breathern of 
the Association and all of our Ecclestical bodies. For many years 
he had been president of our auxiliary Sunday School Convention. 
He died holding this office. He pastored more than a dozen church- 
es during his ministry, and at his death was pastor of Hickory 
Grove, five miles west of Chapel Hill; first Baptist, New Hill, N .C. 
White Oak, near Greenland, N. C. These churches were very dear 
to him. Sister Susie Hopkins, one of his members at Hickory 
Grove, sacrificed her work at home and staid at the bedside of this 
man of God. His members from all of his churches and friends 
generally were at his bed side. 

Dr. Hopkins' health begyin to decline about five years ago. 
Early in the fall of 1922 he had his first break down. He was 
carried to Lincoln Hospital in Durham under treatment of Dr. 
Foy Roberson, Dr. Stanford of the Watts Hospital, Durham, who 
pronounced cancer of the bowels. He recuperated and was on his 
mission, though at times having a break down. His last break 
down was on Saturday night at New Hill, N. C., when he was 
actually at his post. He came home on Sunday and never made 
another trip except a business trip to Durham the following morn- 
ing. He lingered for five weeks without murmuring or dreading 
the test before him often saying to his wife and children, let me 
die, I am ready to go, saying be good to one another. Nathaniel 
(oldest son) take good care of your mother and the other children. 
He was a great preacher and lecturer along all lines tending to 
uplift humanity, normally, religiously, morally, educationally, and 
economically, as an example of these faets he leaves behind for 
his widow and children an estate worth at least fifteen thousand 
dollars. He lived the life that met the approval of God of which 
I am satisfied. His funeral was held in the Rock Hill Baptist 



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Church, Chapel Hill, N. C, Wednesday the 23rd. Rev. W. A. 
Lassiter, an old acquaintance, spoke of Dr. Hopkins' every day 
life. Rev. J. H. Caldwell spoke of him as pastor and citizen; Dr. M. 
W. Brown, as an educator and counsellor; Dr. W. C. Williamson, as 
one of God's annointed to preach the Gospel; Dr. R. Spiller as a 
thinker; Rev. L. H. Hackney as a husband, father and provider. 
Text Isiah 25:7-8, "And he will destroy in this mountain, the 
face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread 
over all nations. He will swallow-up death in victory; and the 
Lord will wipe away tears off all faces; and the rebuke of his 
people shall he take away from off all the earth: For the Lord 
hath spoken it. 

Dr. J. H. Dunston spoke of him as a Christian of the highest 
type. There were at least one thousand people present. The body 
was then carried to the old cemetery, and laid to rest until the 
final coming of our Lord and Christ. He leaves a widow, one 
daughter, two sons, one brother, many relatives and a host of 
friends "to mourn their loss. Our loss is eternal gain, 
their loss. Our loss is eternal gain. 
"Servant of God, well done; 

Rest from thy loved employ; 
The battle fought, the victory won, 

Enter thy Master's joy." 
The voice at midnight came; 

He started up to hear; 
A Mortal arrow pierced his frame 

He fell, but felt no fear. 
Tranquil, amid alarms, 

It found this field, 
A veteran slumbering on his arms 

Beneath his red cross shield. 
The pains of death are past; 

Labor and sorrow cease; 
And life's long bonfire closed at last, 

His soul is found in peace. 
Soldier of Christ, well done; 

Praise be thy new employ, 
And while eternal ages run, 

Rest in thy saviour's joy. 



RESOLUTION. 

Whereas — The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association 
stands for the pure preaching and teaching of the Word of God, 
throughout the bounds of this Association and the known world. 

And Whereas — Nothing but the word of God and its teach- 
ings can save our people from the many evils that are thronging 
and flooding every nook and corner of our land. 

Therefore: — Be it resolved 1st, That this Association place 
herself on record denouncing all these evils that are ruinious 
and detrimental to the religious, moral and financial standing 
of our race and those things being so destructive in every way 
to the success of our people. 

Therefore resolved, 2d, That this Association having some 
of the best men in the State standing at its head contending for 
the right principles which govern the civilized world, that she 



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will denounce these things, especially dancing, going to balls, 
theaters, excessive automobile riding and improper dressing among 
the ladiees both married and single. 

Therefore be it resolved 3d, That this Association particularly 
request the fathers, mothers, patrons, of the youth of our land to 
take more pains and greater care in instilling these religious 
principles upon the minds and hearts of our children. 

Therefore be it resolved 4th, Last but not least, that the 
ministers and teachers who are the leaders of all the people be 
asked to send this alarm from the school desk and the altar of the 
churches in greater power since they are the greater lights in 
human form. 

Therefore be it resolved 5th, That God makes the demand 
upon 'the leaders of any race, (Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy 
voice like trumpets and show my people their transgressions. 
Isiaiah 5, ' 8.) 

Take heed therefore unto yourselves and all the flock, over 
which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseer. Act 20:28. 

Woe be unto the Pastor that destroy and scatter the sheep of 
my pasture: saith the Lord, Jeremiah 23:1. 

L. H. HACKNEY. 



COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE 

We, your committee on temperance, beg leave to submit the 
following resolutions: 

Whereas, intemperance is a curse to any people or nation 
when it is used as a beverage, either the use of whiskey or any- 
thing that has tendency to destroy the usefulness of the Chris- 
tian life. Therefore, we ask that the ministers, delegates and 
a'l good Christians abstain from the use of anything that has 
a tendency to destroy Christian life, and we recommend that the 
ministers urge upon their congregations to lead a pure life by 
keeping God's commandments; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we keep before the convention and the 
churches the spirit of this report. Every minister of the Gospel 
ought to see to it that onr lives be conducted along all lines that 
the unconverted will have the most confidence in us as the true 
advocates of Christ's kingdom. Every christian ought to remem- 
ber that he is no stronger with the other fellow than what he 
thinks of him. Therefore, we should have a good report of them 
that are without. The minister who is intemperate has much to 
lose along every line morally, religiously, educationally and ma- 
terially. Have self-control — this is the first great victory won in 
life. How can we lead others unless we control ourselves? 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, D. D. 
REV. B. F. HOPKINS, D. D. 
REV. J. H. CALDWELL, 
REV. T. J. EDWARDS, 
REV. N. M. HACKNEY. 



REPORT OF SECRETARY 

As your Secretary of the New Hope Baptist Association, and 
have been for forty three years, have endeavored to prove myself 



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worthy of the honor committed to my trust and have worked for 
the best interest of the Association along all lines. 

The next annual sitting of the Association. will meet with the 
First Baptist Church, Mebane, N. C, on Tuesday after the first 
Sunday in October 1924. This church is pastored by Rev. James 
Stuart, New Hill, N. C. This young church is the daughter of the 
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of which the Dr. J. H. Dunston has 
been pastoring for forty yers. This church (1st Baptist, Mebane, 
N. C.) will spare no pains in taking care of the Association, 
as she has supported both the Sunday School Auxilary Con- 
vention and the Association and also the singing Convention 
since her organization. They have some of the best working 
members that will be found any where in the state, and there 
should be no hesitancy respecting this church not doing her duty 
along all lines. And there is the mother church, Old Mt. Moriah, 
to see the work well done. Rev. J. H. Caldwell, its present 
pastor, who is a live wire at the helm — On to First Baptist. 
Mebane, N. C. Yours for the work 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 



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CONSTITUTION. 

l.This Association shall be known as the New Hope Mis- 
sionary Baptist Association. 

2. The Association shall meet annually, to be composed Oj. 
ordained ministers belonging to said Association; any member 
belonging to the Association who, by presenting letters from their j 
respective churches certifying to their appointment, shall be en- 
titled to seats. 

3. The number of delegates from each church shall not 
exceed two. 

4. The letters from the churches shall state the number bap- 
tized and the whole number of members. 

5. The delegates thus chosen shall sit as an advisory council, 
and shall have no power to infringe upon any of the rights of the 
churches. 

6. In its decisions and acts, the church must recognize ! 
Christ as the only law-giver in Zion; and every individual church 
is an independent body, with executive (but not legislative) 
powers. 

7. It shall be the duty of the Association, when requested 
by the organized churches, to hear their grievances, give appro- 
priate advice or send committees to aid them in their difficulties. 
If the minority of a church be arraigned by the majority, upon 
application it shall be entitled to the same consideration. Indi- 
vidual applications will not be entertained. 

8. The Association shall have the power to withdraw from I 
any church that knowingly and wilfully departs from the ortho- 
dox principles of religion as taught by the Bible and held by reg- 
ular Baptist as the true teaching thereof. 

9. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator and 
Clerk, to be elected by the suffrages of the members present. 

10. This Association shall have a treasurer, who shall not 
intrust any money belonging to the Association unless so ordered 
by the Executive Board. 

11. Baptist Churches, upon application for admission in- 
to the Association, shall be received and their delegates seated if 
satisfactory evidence be given that they are truly of our faith 
and order. 

12. Amendments to this constitution may be made at any 
annual meeting, two-thirds of the members being present. 

13. This Association shall have a Ministerial council, 
composed of nine ordained ministers belonging to this associa- 
tion to act as Presbytery, subject to the right of any church or 
churches, to be called upon request. This board to examine her 
applicant or applicants for the Gospel Ministry, but the churches 
have the right to call upon any ordained minister anywhere, in 
good standing, to examine her applicants and ordain them to the 
Gospel Ministry. The Ministerial Council is continued for the 
purpose of serving the churches, by request of the churches. The 
churches, therefore, have the sole right to name the ministers 
composing the Council so-called. 

14. No minister shall be ordained without first being qual- 
ified to read the Scriptures with an understanding and have a 



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gift for the ministry. This section shall not he changed except by 
a two-thirds vote of the members present. 

15. The Association shall require subordinate churches to 
^ pay six (6) cents per capita for Associational purposes, two (2) 

confine himself strictly to the subject before the body; address no 
cents per capita for missions, and two (2) cents for superannu- 
ated minister's fund. 

16. The Ministerial Board shall prepare an examination 
upon the fundamental principles of education in the English lan- 
guage. All applicants must average 66 2-3 per cent, on all ques- 
tions asked before being entitled to rdination. 

17. This Association shall meet annually on Tuesday after 
the first Sunday in October and adjourn on Thursday of the same 
week. 



RULES OF DECORUM 



1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer 
by the Moderator, or by some person at his request. 

2. The name of the delegates shall be enrolled by the Clerk 
and called each day on the assembling of the Association. The 
proceedings of the previous meeting shall be read before transact- 
ing any business. 

3. AH questions before the Association shall be decided by 
the living voice, except when a division is called for, and then by 
rising. 

4. No member shall speak more than once on the same 
subject without permission from the Moderator. 

5. It shall be the duty of members to obtain permission 
before leaving the Association. 

6. When a brother is speaking it shall be considered a breach 
of order for any member to pass between the Moderator and the 
speaker, or to engage in conversation, or in any way to interfere 
with the speaker. 

7. Every member must rise and address the Moderator, and 
member by any appellation than of brother, and cast no reflection 
upon any member. 

8. The Moderator shall have the same privilege of speaking 
as any other member, by calling some member temporarily to the 
chair, and when there is a tie he shall cast the deciding vote. 

9. Written queries from the churches or members, or reso- 
lutions, shall be read twice, and signed by the originator, before 
being received for discussion. 

10. A motion without a second shall not be received. A 
mover may withdraw his motion if the same is done before being 
voted upon. 

11. When a question is under consideration no motion shall 
be received except to adjourn, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, 



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to lay on the table, or amend, which several motions shall have 
precedence in the order they are named. 

12. When a motion has been carried, it shall be in order for 
any member who voted with the majority to move for a recon- 
sideration on the same day. 

13. All committees shall consist of three members, unless 
otherwise ordered. 

14. The clerk shall make out a list of the members appointed 
on each committee, stating the subject to be acted on, and hand 
the same to the chairman as soon as possible. 

15. Should any member violate any of the foregoing Rules 
of Decorum, it shall be the duty of the Moderator to call him to 
order. If he fails to do so, any member of the body shall have the 
same privilege. 




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MINUTES 

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FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

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New Hope Missionary Baptist 
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Held With The 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

MEBANE, N. C. 
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MINUTES 

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FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 

of the 

New Hope Missionary Baptist 
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Held With The 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 

MEBANE, N. C. 
Octoher 7th-10th-24th 



OFFICERS 

Moderator — Dr. J. H. Dunston R. F. D. 5, Durham, N. C. 

Vice-Moderator— Rev. J. H. Caldwell Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Secretary — Rev. L. H. Hackney Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Treasurer — Dr. M. W. Brown Apex, N. C. 

MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS 

Dr. M. W. Brown, President Apex, N. C. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary _ Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Dr. J. H. Dunston R. F. D. 5, Durham, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. H. S. Fuller _ Durham, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS 



FIRST DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

At the hour of 2 P.M. the Association reassembled. The Devotional 
Services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Smith, and Rev. N. M. Hackney 
read the 13th chapter of Judges. Invocation by Rev. E. J. Carrington. 
Sang Hymn 808, "Go Preach My Gospel, Saith the Lord." 

Rev. N. M. Hackney, who had been appointed to preach the Intro- 
ductory Sermon that was laid over until the evening session owing to 
the lateness of the hour, preached for us. Subject, "The Strength and 
Secret of Samson's Life and God's Protection." Rev. N. M. Hackney 
preached one of his best sermons, which satisfied many hearts. Music, 
"God Will Take Care of You." Invocation by Rev. W. W. Baynes. 
Collection, $2.55. After the Roll Call, the Minutes of the previous 
meeting were read and approved. There were pointed remarks made 
by the different brethren, after which the Association closed to meet 
tonight at 8:00 P.M. Supper was prepared on the yard, which was 
very convenient for the delegation. 

REV. J. H. CALDWELL, Vice-Moderator. 
PROF. W. C. LASSITER, Secretary Acting. 

FIRST DAY— MORNING SESSION 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association met with First Bap- 
tist Church, Mebane, N. C, in its forty-fifth annual session. 

The meeting was opened by singing "Blessed Assurance," etc. Invo- 
cation by Brother L. R. Pediford. Sang hymn, "Blest be the Tie That 
Binds," etc. Read a part of the eighth chapter of Mark, by Rev. W. W. 
Baynes. Invocation by Brother Mason. The congregation joined in 
singing, "My Soul, be on Thy Guard." 

Rev. J. H. Dunston being detained at home on a funeral occasion of 
Brother Albert Ross, a highly respected deacon of the Shiloh Baptist 
Church, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Assistant Moderator, called the house to 
order. The brethren were very thankful to God for many blessings 
which the blessed Lord has graced us with since the last Association. 
The brethren testified with the Spirit, and the music was sweet indeed. 

At this point prayer was offered by Bro. W. H. Williams. A hearty 
handshake was then engaged in by the entire body — quite a spiritual 
meeting among the brethren. 

The Pastor of the church, Rev. James Stuart, made us welcome with 
many good words of interest. Response by Rev. W. C. Williamson, 
pastor of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. This 
welcome response was in such words as gladdened the hearts of those 
who heard them. 

On motion, all the officers of the Association were re-elected for 
the next fiscal year. They are as follows: Rev. J. H. Dunston, D.D., 
Moderator; Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Vice-Moderator; Rev. L. H. Hackney, 

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Secretary; Dr. M. W. Brown, Treasurer; Ministerial and Executive 
Board, Dr. J. H. Dunston, Dr. M. W. Brown, Dr. L. H. Hackney, Rev. 
J. H. Caldwell, Rev. H. S. Fuller. 

A collection by the Moderator to the amount of $4.30. The Asso- 
ciation then adjourned for recess. 

REV. J. H. CALDWELL, Moderator. 
PROF. W. C. LASSITER, Assistant Secretary. 

NIGHT SESSION 

The Association was opened with a lovely song service by the choir, 
which was enjoyed by the entire congregation. While waiting, Dr. M. W. 
Brown, one of the pioneers of the Association, was asked to give a short 
review of the New Hope Association, which he did with much interest. 
Dr. M. W. Brown being one of the founders of the Association, was 
quite able to do this with the greatest of ease. 

Rev. W. W. Baynes read the 23rd Psalm. Prayer by Rev. N. M. 
Hackney. Music by the choir. Rev. H. H. Sanders was introduced to 
preach, having been given the honor of preaching the Missionary Sermon 
in this sitting. Rev. H. H. Sanders took for his text Acts 9:6, "Lord, 
what wilt thou have me to do?" Subject, Our Missions. Rev. H. H. 
Sanders was equal to the task assigned to him a year ago. Invocation 
by Rev. J. H. Caldwell. The collection was taken to the amount of 
$5.40. The Association then adjourned to meet Wednesday morning at 
9:30 A.M. 

REV. J. H. CALDWELL, Vice Moderator. 

PROF. W. C. LASSITER, Secretary Acting. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Rev. N. M. Hackney, Dr. M. W. Brown, Rev. 
E. J. Carrington, Rev. James Stuart, Rev. W. W. Baynes, Rev. J. J. 
Smith, Rev. T. W. Wilson, Rev. S. A. Stanford, Rev. H. H. Sanders, 
Dr. S. L. McDowell, Dr. J. J. Dunston, Rev. L. H. Hackney, Rev. H. S. 
Fuller, Rev. C. W. Tomkins, Dr. W. C. Williamson, Rev. J. L. Tilley, 
Dr. N. F. Roberts, Rev. J. C. Faucett, Rev. T. J. Edwards, Rev. C. M. 
Hughes (visitor). 

MINISTERS NOT PRESENT IN THE ASSOCIATION 

Rev. A. C. Clark, Rev. W. S. Gattis, Rev. W. S. Barnes, Rev. J. C. 
Townsend, Rev. E. D. Jones, Rev. F. J. Edwards, Rev. T. H. Stray- 
horn, Rev. N. M. Nunn, Rev. E. D. Kirby, Rev. Baxter Wilson, Rev. 
B. F. Austin (visitor), Rev. T. M. Christman (visitor). 

LICENTIATE MINISTERS 

Bro. W. H. Williams, Bro. H. R. Smith, Bro. L. R. Pediford, Bro. 
J. F. Mason. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION 

The Association met at the hour of 10:00 A.M. Praise service con- 
ducted by Bro. H. R. Smith and Bro. L. R. Pediford. After singing 
"I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say," Brother Pediford read a part of 
the 4th chapter of St. John. Prayer by Rev. J. J. Smith. 

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The regular routine business followed. The Moderator read out 
and assigned the various committees to their duty — Rev. J. J. Smith 
and Deacon G. M. Brown to read letters from the churches. 

At the hour of 11:00 A.M. the Moderator and Rev. L. H. Hackney, 
the Secretary, arrived, both of whom were detained on funeral occasions. 
At this period Dr. J. H. Dunston, Moderator, made his annual report 
by saying, "Go on, go on, go on." At this point many of the brethren 
expressed themselves on the question of home and foreign missions. 
Rev. J. L. Tilley, of Durham, N. C, though a student at present of the 
Theological Department of Shaw University, also Dr. N. F. Roberts, 
Vice-President of Shaw University, were introduced to the Association. 
Both of them stated they would have something to say in the afternoon. 
We adjourned for dinner. 

REV. J. H. DUNSTON, Moderator. 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

SECOND DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Association reassembled at the hour appointed. The devotional 
exercises were conducted by Rev. J. L. Tilley. The choir sang "Leaning 
on Jesus." Read the second chapter of Philippians. Invocation by 
Rev. T. J. Edwards. Music by the choir. Dr. N. F. Roberts, Vice- 
President of Shaw University, was then introduced to the Association. 
He is one of the pioneers of Shaw University. He represented educa- 
tional interest along both the scientific and religious line. Among the 
many things that Dr. N. F. Roberts said was that the Theological De- 
partment was making good this department for the young men in the 
ministry. He also stated that the six weeks course heretofore for min- 
isters had been changed to eight weeks, and it opens the first of Decem- 
ber. He further stated that he hoped every minister would take advan- 
tage of this chance and privilege while it is within their reach. The 
Moderator called upon Dr. L. H. Hackney to make the response to the 
most wonderful and inviting address by Dr. N. F. Roberts. His words 
were few but very pointed and filled with thought and spirit. A col- 
lection was taken in the interest of the Theological Department to the 
amount of $16.38. Motion that this amount be supplemented by any 
amount in the judgment of the Board. 

Rev. J. L. Tilley, pastor of the Mt. Gilead Baptist church, North 
Durham, N. C, was introduced to the Association. This young theo- 
logian is destined to become one of the state's noblest divines. He will 
complete his course of study in Shaw University this session. On motion 
a vote of thanks was given to these two brethren for their presence and 
wonderful talks made to the Association. 

The Association closed, to meet tomorrow morning at the hour of 
9:30 A.M. 

REV. J. H. CALDWELL, Vice-Moderator Acting. 

PROF. W. C. LASSITER, Secretary Acting. 

NIGHT SESSION 

The Association was entertained with a song service by the choir, 
which was greatly enjoyed by the entire Association. Prayer by Rev. 
S. A. Stanford, and also invocation by Rev. E. J. Carrington. The 
Moderator appointed several committees. 



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Rev. B. F. Alston, from the Methodist Church, was introduced to 
the Association; also Brother Sherron, a white brother from Mebane, 
N. C. Both of these brethren made lovely talks and said that they were 
with us in the Christian work along all lines. 

Dr. W. C. Williamson, pastor of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 
Durham, N. C, who was appointed a year ago to preach the Educational 
Sermon in the present sitting of this Association, was introduced by 
the Moderator. Rev. H. S. Fuller read Hebrews 11:1-12. The congre- 
gation sang, "My Soul be on Thy Guard," etc. Dr. W. C. Williamson 
announced his text as Proverbs 19:2, "The soul without knowledge is 
not good." He preached one of his Christ-like sermons which carried 
with it the spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ. This was doubtless one of 
the best sermons of its kind that we have had in quite a while. Invo- 
cation by Rev. H. S. Fuller, of Durham, N. C. A collection was taken 
to the amount of $15.22. After some very interesting remarks by the 
Moderator, the Association then adjourned to meet Thursday morning 
at 10:00 A.M. 

REV. J. H. DUNSTON, D.D., Moderator. 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

THIRD DAY— MORNING SESSION 

The Association met at the hour of 10:00 A.M. The Devotional Exer- 
cises were conducted by Rev. C. W. Tonkins, and Rev. E. J. Carrington 
read St. John 13:1-20. Invocation by Rev. Faucette. Rev. C. W. Tom- 
kins made quite an interesting talk repeating the lesson which was read. 

The Moderator anounced the house ready for business. After the 
roll call the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. 
At this point the brethren had their usual handshake before entering 
upon the business of the day. The Constitution was read and explained 
by the Moderator to the satisfaction of the Association. The explana- 
tion meant much to the delegation. The Secretary began to read the 
letters before the body of the Association. 

Rev. S. L. McDowell, pastor of the White Rock Baptist Church, 
Durham, N. C, was introduced to the Association. Dr. McDowell was 
to fill the place of Dr. R. Spiller on the program. Subject, "A Better 
Prepared Ministry." Rev. Dunston lined and the Association sang "Go 
Preach My Gospel," etc. Adjourned to meet at 2:00 P.M. 

REV. J. H. DUNSTON, Moderator. 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

THIRD DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Association reassembled at the hour of 2:00 P.M. The religious 
exercises were conducted by Rev. S. A. Stanford, and Bro. W. H. 
Williams read Psalm 23. Prayer by Rev. S. A. Stanford. 

The Moderator announced the house ready for business. Many of 
the committees made their reports. Rev. J. H. Caldwell spoke on the 
school proposition of the New Hope High School, New Hill, N. C. Dr. 
M. W. Brown and Rev. J. H. Dunston explained the condition of the 
school. 

After many helpful remarks of many brethren and suggested plans 
of the last Board meeting at Markham's Chapel Baptist Church respect- 
ing the sale of this property, the Association then adjourned to meet 
at night, 8:00 P.M. REy j H DUNST0 N, Moderator. 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

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NIGHT SESSION 

The Association met at the hour of 8:00 P.M. The Devotional Ser- 
vices were conducted by Rev. N. M. Hackney. The scripture lesson was 
read by Rev. L. H. Hackney. Invocation by Rev. C. W. Tonkins. Music 
by the choir. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, who was appointed in the last Association to 
preach the Doctrinal Sermon, then preached from the texts, Daniel 2:44, 
John 14:6. Rev. Caldwell proved himself a minister of the Gospel of 
the Lord Jesus Christ. His doctrine was proved by the Word of God. 
The entire congregation seemed to give expression of much interest in 
this sermon. 

Prayer by Rev. T. M. Christian, who was introduced to the Asso- 
ciation. He is from the Presbyterian connection. Rev. Christian made 
quite an interesting talk about the duty of the Christian Church, for 
which many hearts were made glad. 

Motion that the Association give the collection tonight to this church, 
First Baptist Church, Mebane, N. C. Amount, $10.50. On motion 
the Association extended a vote of thanks to the First Baptist Church, 
Mebane, N. C, for their kind hospitality in caring for the Association, 
also the good people in and around Mebane, N. C, for their kind hospi- 
tality in rendering aid to this people in taking care of the people of 
God in attending to His work. The good people of the town of Mebane, 
N. C, and its community are of the very highest Christian type that 
can be found anywhere or among any people. 

On motion a Judicious Committee was appointed to investigate the 
time of the Minutes to be gotten out from the press, and the Constitu- 
tion to include the same if necessary. This committee was composed of 
Rev. J. H. Dunston, D. D., Rev. James Stewart and Prof. W. C. Lassi- 
ter. This commitee decided that the Secretary have the Minutes out 
and distributed by February 15, 1925. 

The Association requires every ordained minister, and Licentiates 
also must make every earnest effort to attend each and every Associa- 
tion, and all of the ecclesiastical meetings, unless providencially hin- 
dered. — New Hope Association Union Meetings and Sunday School Con- 
vention. We cannot be great leaders unless we have been good follow- 
ers, and to be yourself what you ask the other fellow to be. 

The Association adjourned to meet in its Forty-Sixth Annual Session 
with the Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday after- 
noon, the first Sunday in October, 1925, at 10.00 A.M. 

REV. J. H. DUNSTON, Moderator. 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

REPORT ON ORDINATION 

The applicants who apply for the Ministry of the Gospel (ordination) 
must make an average of Eighty Per Cent (80%) before being entitled 
to ordination. Young ministers are requested to take advantage of the 
two months' study in the Theological Department of Shaw University 
during the months of December and January. The young Licentiate 
Ministers and the Ordained Ministers ought to see to it that they qualify 
themselves to preach the Gospel. If you would preach pure Gospel 
you must deny yourself and take up your cross and follow Jesus Christ 
by preparing yourself to do His will. If the blind lead the blind they 

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will all fall into the ditch together. The Ministerial Board will be 
careful hereafter on sending out ministers into the ministerial fields, etc. 

REV. W. M. BROWN, President. 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

WATCHFULNESS 

TEMPERANCE LESSONS 

Luke 12:35-3S, 37. When Jesus left the earth He told His disciples 
that He would come again (John 14:1-3). The day He ascended to 
heaven the angel said, "This same Jesus shall come in like manner as 
ye have seen Him go." Acts 1:11, I Thess. 4:14-18. This is not His 
second coming to earth, but I wish especially today to speak of His 
coming at death. 

Jesus has left each of us with a work to do- -with talents to improve. 
Now be faithful and ready any moment to give your account with joy 
and without fear. The waiting Servant is blessed (vs. 43, 44). He will 
also appoint you to a place of authority. The servant that does not 
wait thus belongs to the unbelievers (vs. 45, 4(i), though he has the name 
of being a Christian. Verses 47 and 48 show that the greater our op- 
portunities the greater will be our punishment if we prove unfaithful. 
The man in verse 45 was not looking for his Master to come; that was 
his first sin. Then he began to oppress the servants; next gave himself 
to eating and drinking, having, as he thought, a good time. Today we 
have so much of self-gratification — feasting, revelry, and extravagance 
among church members. 

There is so much money in the hands of Christians and yet millions 
have never heard the name of Jesus. Surely such persons should be 
beaten with many stripes. Is my reader ready if Jesus comes tonight 
in death? Or, if he came in the clouds with all the holy angels, you 
know not the day or the hour. How can you be so careless? Each 
Christian should be watching for the coming of his Lord, for He is 
coming in an hour that we least think. Therefore, the Christian who has 
fully dedicated himself to God is willing to make every necessary self- 
denial to further extend the Kingdom of God among men. Should the 
church members absent themselves from the whisky traffic this great 
monster demon would be compelled to close out business. God bless the 
various agencies that are now laboring to hasten the kingdom of our 
Lord. The church in the lead of these agencies, will have much to 
praise the Lord for at His second coming. Each one being faithful 
unto death He will give a crown of life that fadeth not. We must 
work while it is day for the night cometh when no man can work. Jesus 
Christ, the same yesterday and today and forever more. 

Yours for heaven, 

L. H. HACKNEY. 
APPENDIX 
COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES 

Bassel Creek, 3; Mt. Vernon, Durham, N. C, 13; Raw River, 3; 
Bethany Hill, 1; Mt. Gilead, 2; Mt. Zion, Wake, 4; White Rock, Dur- 
ham, N. C, 8; First Baptist, Mebane, N. C, 1; Rock Hill, Chapel Hill. 
N. C.j 2; Shiloh, (i; Hickory Grove, 4; New Hope, (j; Markham's Chapel, 
2; Good Hope, Durham, N. C, 1; New Hope, Durham, N. C, 3; White 
Oak, 2; Terrel's Creek, 3; Mt. Zion, 3; North East Chapel, 3. Total 
number of deaths, 73. 

REV. H. R. SMITH, W. J. ORVINS, 

BRO. C, F. THOMPSON, J. J. CANE, 

BRO. J. B. WHITMORE, Committee. 

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JUDGE COOK 

The Franklin Superior Court convened in Louisburg recently for 
the purpose of trying the criminal docket, with His Honor, Judges 
Charles M. Cook, of Louisburg, on the bench, and Solicitor H. E. Norris, 
of Raleigh, looking after the interests of the State. 

Judge Cook's charge to the grand jury was a specially strong one. 
He dwelt at some length on religious and civil liberty, holding that no 
man had a right to employ force in making other people adopt his 
beliefs. Yet some people are so narrow in their religious views that 
they would pinch off a little piece of hell and stick it to the fellow who 
refused to adopt his creed. Of course such a man is not fit for jury 
duty. 

"The law of the land is the best friend you've got," continued the 
judge. "It not only protects your life and property, but it guarantees 
to you religious liberty. As a result you feel perfectly secure when you 
lie down at night, oftentimes not locking your doors when it is not 
convenient." 

He then made a strong appeal to uphold the law, whether it was 
just what the jury thought it ought to be or not, clearly having refer- 
ence to the prohibition law. In the prohibition election some years ago, 
Franklin County lined up with the antis by a small majority. 

"In the court house," said the judge, "all coons look alike to me. 
It matters not whether a man is as black as the ace of spades or as 
white as alabaster, I know no distinction." 

The jury was urged to take the same position. 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 



CHURCHES 



£ g 



O a; 

S PS 



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First Baptist Church, Mebane, N. C. 

First Baptist Union Chapel, Apex, N. C. 

Good Hope. East Durham, N. C. 

Mt. Moriahj N. C. 

Rock Hill First Baptist, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
White Rock First Baptist, Durham, N. C. _ 

White Oak Church 

Hickory Grove Church 

Ehenezer Church, East Durham, N. C. 

Mt. Gilead Church, Durham, N. C. 

Mangum's Chapel First Baptist 

New Hope Church 

Mt. Vernon First Baptist, Durham, N. C. .. 

Haw River Church, N. C. 

Mt. Sinai Church 

Bethsaida Church 

Mt. Zion, Chatham, N. C. 

Bassil Creek Church, N. C. 

Terrel's Church 

North East .Chapel Church 

Mt. Gilead Orange Grove Church 

Barber's Chapel Church _ 

New Bethel, West Durham, N. C. 

Markham's Chapel Church . 

Mt. Zion Church,' Wake County 

Matthew Chapel Baptist ._ 

Bethany Hill Church 

Shiloh Baptist Church 

Ring Grove Church 

Cole's Chapel, Fittsboro, N. C. 

Bunn's Mission 

New Hill First Baptist, New Hill, N. C. ..._.. 



^ '^TOTALS 



71 
240 

48 

67 
156 
407 
130 
131 

50 
100 

23 
169 
585 
130 
272 

35 
236 
126 
170 

63 



200 
110 
130 
181 

9 

8 

190 



93 



3835 



$7.00 
24.00 

3.60 

6.70 
11.25 
25.00 

8.60 
13.10 

5.00 
10.00 

2.30 
10.14 
85.00 
13.00 
27.20 

3.50 
43.60 
12.60 
17.00 

6.30 



5.25 
11.00 
13.00 
18.10 
.80 
.80 
19.00 



6.15 



$392.90 



$1.20 



4.35 

15.70 

4.40 



6.86 
4.00 



14.75 



.10 



3.15 



$32.90 



No blank churches , 4 

Respectfully submitted, 
REV. W. W. BAYNES, Chairman, 
BRO. J. W. WHITTED, 
BRO. G. W. BURROUGHS. 

Mebane, N. C, October 8, 1924. 
Received of the New Hope Association and its delegation in session 
$16.38 as a donation to Shaw University. 

N. F. ROBERTS. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PLACE 

We, your Committee on Time and Place, beg leave to make the fol- 
lowing report: That the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association 
adjourn to meet in its forty-sixth annual session with the Hickory 
Grove Baptist Church five miles west of Chapel Hill, N. C, on Tuesday 
after the first Sunday in October, 192.5. 

Respectfully submitted, 
BRO. J. L. JONES, 
BRO. W. A. NEVILL, 
J. L. HORTON, 
G. W. BROWN, 

Committee. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ANNUAL SERMONS 

We, your committee, beg leave to submit the following report on 
Annual Sermons: 

Rev. J. J. Smith preached the Introductory Sermon, Bro. W. H. 
Williams alternate, Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. 

Rev. H. S. Fuller preached the Missionary Sermon Wednesday at 
2:00 P.M., Dr. M. W. Brown his alternate. 

Rev. S. L. McDowell, D.D., preached the Doctrinal Sermon Thurs- 
day at 2:00 P.M., Rev. L. H. Hackney his alternate. 

BRO. F. W. ATWATER, 
BRO. ALEX TINNIN, 
BRO. M. E. JONES, 
BRO. J. B. JONES, 

Committee. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON REVISAL OF CONSTITUTION 

We, your Committee on Revisal of the Constitution, beg leave to 
submit the following report: 

After examining the Constitution we decided it not wise to change 
the Constitution or any clause of it. We, therefore, make this request 
of the Secretary of the Association, to get the Minutes of Association 
out to the various churches within four months after the Association 
shall have adjourned, and the blanks are requested to be sent out at 
the same time. 

REV. JAMES STUART, 
REV. J. H. DUNSTON, D.D., 
PROF. W. C, LASSITER, 
Committee. 

Rev. H. H. Sanders, Pastor of St. Johns Baptist Church, Durham, 
N. C, R. F. D. 3, Box 499. 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF NEW HOPE ASSOCIATION 

From October 9, 1923, to October 7, 1924 
1924 Dr. Cr. 

Sept. 9— Balance on hand , $271.75 

Oct. 9 — Received from letters and public collections, Mt. 

Vernon Association 582.75 

Total amount on hand $854.50 

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DISBURSEMENTS 

Sept. 23— To Rev. L. H. Hackney, visit to Pittsboro, 

N. C, looking after church property $ 8.00 

Sept. 23— To Rev. M. W. Brown, the same trip (Pitts- 
boro, N. C.) __ 8.00 

Sept. 23 — To Rev. L. H. Hackney, balance on Minutes .... 13.58 
Sept. 23— To Rev. M. W. Brown, trip to Pittsboro, N. C, 

for board 1.50 

Oct. 9— To Rev. L. H. Hackney, salary 25.00 

Oct. 9— To Rev. L. H. Hackney, incidentals 8.50 

Oct. 9 — To Rev. L. H. Hackney, programs 4.00 

Oct. 9— To Rev. L. H. Hackney, on Minutes ..__ 50.00 

Oct. 9— To Rev. C. W. Tomkins (sexton) 6.00 

Oct. 9— Paid to Shaw University 50.00 

Donated to Mt. Vernon Baptist church, helping 

to liquidate her indebtedness 50.00 

Paid to Baptist State Convention . 15.00 

Paid to Rev. J. H. Caldwell, delegate to Baptist 

State Convention 10.00 

Paid to Rev. T. J. Edwards, delegate 5.00 

Paid to Rev. M. W. Brown, delegate 10.00 

Paid to the Ministerial and Executive Board 

which met at Mount Vernon Church 33.00 

Paid to Dr. B. F. Hopkins, sickness 1 10.00 

Jan. 24 — Paid to Rev. L. H. Hackney, helping survey lot 

at Pittsboro, N. C. 9.00 

Jan. 24— Paid to Surveyor Ralph M. Tremble 19.50 

Jan. 24 — Paid to Rev. Shuman Alston 3..50 

Jan. 24— Paid to Rev. C. H. Bynum, Supt. 15.00 



$477.17 



Balance on hand $377.38 

Respectfully submitted, 
M. W. BROWN, Treasurer, 
New Hope Missionary Baptist Association. 



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REPORT OF TREASURER OF MEETING 
1924 Dr. Cr. 

Oct. 10— Balance on hand $164.69 

June 27 — Union Mt. Sinai Baptist church, amount re- 
ceived at this meeting 72.31 

Total amount on hand $247.00 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Paid to Sexton of Mt. Sinai church $ 3.00 

Paid to Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Secretary of Union 

Meeting .' 4.00 

Paid to Rev. N. M. Hackney for wife's sickness 5.00 

Paid to New Hill School 7.20 

Paid to Mt. Sinai Church 15.31 

Paid to New Hill High School 12.00 

$ 46.51 

June 29— Balance on hand $190.49 

1924 
March 28 — Union Meeting at Good Hope Baptist church, 
Pearson Township, Durham, N. C. Amount re- 
ceived at this meeting: 

Delegates $ 51.55 

Public collections __ 14.80 

$256.84 

DISBURSEMENTS 

March 28— Paid to Baby Home, Durham, N. C. :_ 6.00 

March 28— Paid to Sexton of Good Hope _.. 3.00 

March 28— Paid to Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Secretary 4.00 

March 28— Paid to New Hill High School 10.80 

$ 23.80 

Balance on hand $233.04 

March 30— Sunday's Collection 25.00 

$258.04 

DISBURSEMENTS 

March 30— Paid to Good Hope Church $ 13.00 

March 30— Paid to New Hill School 12.00 

March 30— Paid to L. H. Hackney 4.00 

$ 29.00 

Balance on hand $229.04 

Truly yours, 
L. H. HACKNEY, 

Treasurer of the Union Meeting. 



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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY TO THE ASSOCIATION 

The Secretary has had the Minutes of the Association printed and 
distributed for these forty-three years, and has held general correspond- 
ence in the interest of the Association. I have tried to give satisfaction 
ever since being in the office of Secretary. 

I hope the churches and ministers of the Association will look care- 
fully after the general interests of the Association, and make their re- 
ports promptly to the Association; failing to report to the Association, 
will make reports to the Secretary. 

The Secretary recommends that the New Hope Association and the 
Executive Board look carefully after the interest of their pastors and 
aged ministers of the Association. Ministers will become superannuated 
should they live to be quite old and invalid. 
. I beg to remain yours in the interest of the cause, 

L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE 

We, your Committee on Temperance, beg leave to submit the follow- 
ing resolutions: 

Whereas, intemperance is a curse to any people or nation when it is 
used as a beverage, either the use of whiskey or anything that has a ten- 
dency to destroy the usefulness of the Christian life; therefore, we ask 
that the ministers, delegates, and all good Christians abstain from the 
use of anything that has a tendency to destroy Christian life, and we 
recommend that the ministers urge upon their congregations to lead a 
pure life by keeping God's commandments; therefore, be it 

Resolved — That we keep before the convention and the churches the 
spirit of this report. Every minister of the Gospel ought to see to it 
that our lives be conducted along all lines that the unconverted will have 
the utmost confidence in us as the true advocates of Christ's kingdom. 
Every Christian ought to remember that he is no stronger with the other 
fellow than what he thinks of him. Therefore, we should have a good 
report of them that are without. The minister who is intemperate has 
much to lose along every line, morally, religiously, educationally and 
materially. Have self-control — this is the first great victory won in 
life. How can we lead others unless we control ourselves? 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, D.D., 
DR. J. H. DUNSTON, 
REV. J. H. CALDWELL, 
REV. T. J. EDWARDS, 
REV. N. M. HACKNEY. 

RESOLUTION 

Whereas, the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association stands for 
the pure preaching and teaching of the Word of God, throughout the 
bounds of this Association and the known world; and 

Whereas, Nothing but the Word of God and its teachings can save 
our people from the many evils that are thronging and flooding every 
nook and corner of our land; therefore, 

Be it Resolved: First — That this Association place itself on record 
denouncing all these evils that are ruinous and detrimental to the re- 
ligious, moral and financial standing of our race and those things being 
so destructive in every way to the success of our people; and 

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Be it Resolved: Second — That this Association having some of the 
best men in the State standing at its head contending for the right 
principles which govern the civilized world, that she will denounce these 
things, especially dancing, going to balls, theaters, excessive automobile 
riding and improper dressing among the ladies, both married and single; 
and 

Be it Resolved: Third — That this Association particularly request 
the fathers, mothers, patrons, of the youth of our land, to take more 
pains and greater care in instilling these religious principles upon the 
minds and hearts of our children; and 

Be it Resolved: Fourth — Last but not least, that the ministers and 
teachers who are the leaders of all the people be asked to send this alarm 
from the school desk and the altar of the churches in greater power, 
since they are the greater lights in human form; and 

Be it Resolved: Fifth — That God makes the demand upon the 
leaders of any race, "Cry aloud; spare not; lift up thy voice like trum- 
pets and show my people their transgressions." (Isaiah 5:8.) 

"Take heed therefore unto yourselves and all the flock, over which 
the Holy Ghost hath made you overseer." (Acts 20:28.) 

"Woe be unto the Pastor that destroyeth and scattereth the sheep 
of my pasture, saith the Lord." (Jeremiah 23: 1.) 

L. H. HACKNEY. 

THE MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS 

Motto: ''You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." 

(John 8:32.) 

The Ministerial and Executive Boards met on Wednesday evening 
at 4:00 P.M., after the Association adjourned for recess, Dr. M. W. 
Brown in the chair. The President announced the meeting opened for 
business. 

The President read the 1st Psalm. Prayer by Rev. H. S. Fuller. 
The President made some very interesting remarks to the members of 
the Board. Letters were presented and read from the Union Chapel 
Baptist Church, Apex, N. C, asking the Board to ordain Bro. L. R. 
Pediford, a Licentiate Minister of the Union Chapel Church, should we 
find him worthy. Also a letter was read from Mt. Zion Church, Wake 
County, asking the Board to ordain Bro. H. R. Smith, a young Licen- 
tiate Minister of Mt. Zion Church, should he be found worthy for the 
ordination. The Board accepted the applicants for examination for 
Gospel ministry and entered upon the examination immediately. The 
Board not having the time to examine the applicants as they should, 
adjourned the meeting, to meet at Markham's Chapel Church on Fri- 
day, November 7, 1924, at 10:00 o'clock A.M. The applicants were 
requested to be present for the examination. 

DR. M. W. BROWN, President. 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

The Ministerial and Executive Boards met with the Markham's 
Chapel Baptist Church Friday, November 7, 1924, at 10:30 o'clock A.M. 
Sang hymn No. 402. Read John 14: 1-31. Prayer by Dr. J. H. Dunston. 
Sang hymn on page 640. 

The President made a short statement respecting the purpose for 
which the Board had met. The candidates were excused for being 

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behind the hour at which they were requested to be present. They were 
hindered on account of some automobile trouble. Brothers L. R. Pedi- 
ford and H. R. Smith were placed on examination. Rev. H. S. Fuller 
conducted the Christian experience, the call to the ministry. Some 
other questions were asked in a general way by the different brethren 
of the Board. 

The applicants did not make passing marks, therefore the Board did 
not pass them for ordination. The Board sent them back to their 
churches with this understanding, that if they were dissatisfied with the 
decision of the Board, their churches could call a council of their own 
choice, of ordained ministers, to conduct the examination, and should 
they be found worthy in their best judgment, they would then be or- 
dained. The Board advised the young ministers to take at least a two- 
months course in Theology in Shaw University, Raleigh, N. C, which 
will begin December 1, 1924, and study their books until the next Asso- 
ciation; then, if they would like, they could come before the Board again 
at the call of the President. 

Bro. L. R. Pediford made an average of seventy-one and two-thirds 
percent (71 2-3%). Bro. H. R. Smith made seventy and five-sixths per- 
cent (70 5-6 %). The applicants must make an average of eighty 
percent (80%) before being eligible to ordination. This standard is 
very reasonable. 

The Board made many donations to the various churches and edu- 
cational enterprises and Missions, both Home and Foreign. 

Ministers who expect to go on errands for the Lord must put on 
the whole armor, mentally, morally, educationally, and spiritually. 
Young ministers of today can't make it as the older ministers have made 
it, from the fact that many of the ministers of that day were almost 
entirely uneducated. Forty percent (40%) of them perhaps could not 
read and did not know the alphabet. 

The Board then adjourned to meet at the call of the President. 

DR. M. W. BROWN, President. 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

APPLICANTS' EXAMINATION FOR THE MINISTRY 

FIRST EXAMINATION IX THKOIOGY 

1. Repentance and salvation: 2. regeneration and faith; 3. justifica- 
tion and prayer; 4. adoption, and why so-called; 5. glorification, and 
how obtained; 6. the call to the ministry; 7. what is the Bible, and who 
is God? 8. who is the Devil, or Satan, and what does the Bible say sin 
is? 9. what does the Bible teach about conversion? 10. why are Chris- 
tians baptized? 11. when and where was the Lord's Supper instituted, 
and for what purpose, and who should partake of its emblem? 12. 
what should be the true aim of every Christian? 13. why should the 
ministry be educated? 

SECOND — EXAMINATION IX SCIENCE 

1. Spelling; 2. Reading; 3. Writing; 4. Grammar; 5. Geography ; 
6. Arithmetic; 7. United States History; 8. Physiology; 9. General ques- 
tions applicable to the Negro race, as to his suffrage before the war 
and his condition. The young ministers generally seem to be interested 
in the applicants' examination, still there seem to be some drones among 
the flock who don't care for study or for the salvation of souls. Young 
ministers, there are two things whi h you must have: a spiritual appe- 

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tite for the study of God's Word, and a craving desire for the salvation 
of souls to fit them for the Kingdom of Heaven. Young men, think 
upon these things and be wise. The mantle that is now resting upon 
the shoulders of the old veterans of the Cross will fall upon you, and 
should you not act wisely you will not see them when they are taken 
away. That depends on your whereabouts, etc. 

Applicants for ordination for the ministry must make an average 
of eighty percent (80%) before being entitled to pass. 

DR. M. W. BROWN, President. 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

ON REVISAL OF CONSTITUTION 

We, your Committee on Revisal, beg leave to make the following 
report: 

Whereas, the delegated right given by the churches of this Associa- 
tion to constitute a Ministerial Board, empowered with the right to 
examine applicants for the ministry, for the various churches of the 
Association, this being the thirty-sixth year; 

We, therefore, recommend that on and after October 8, 1914, the 
above given right be returned to said churches as their own work and 
privilege and responsibility. 

We further recommend that article thirteen be stricken out and 
amended so as to read: That our ministerial Council remain as a pres- 
bytery, subject to the right of any church or churches to be called on 
request. This board to examine her applicant or applicants for the 
Gospel Ministry, but the churches have the right to call upon any or- 
dained ministers in good standing to examine and ordain her applicants 
to the Gospel Ministry. The Ministerial Council is continued for the 
express purpose of serving the churches by the request of the church 
or churches. This article shall not be altered or amended unless by a 
two-thirds vote of the members present concurring, and there shall be 
nine members composing this council belonging to the New Hope Asso- 
ciation. Hope the delegates will notify all of the churches of the radi- 
cal change in the Constitution. (See Constitution, Article 13.) 

(Signed) 
THE MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS. 
REV. M. W. BROWN, President. 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 

We, your Committee on Education, beg to submit the following re- 
port: 

First — It is not easy to learn to think, nor is it easy to think after 
learning how. The big-brained Carlyle says: "True effort, in fact, as 
of a captive struggling to free himself, that is thought. We are bound 
down by many cords of usage and ropes of authority; and it takes 
force and courage to break the bonds, to think in regard to education. 

Second — Many regard the speculative philosophy of education as a 
mere fog and delusion. There is much fog and delusion brooding over 
the subject; but the solid land of true science must be somewhere beyond 
the mist. 

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Before we can safely run the train of right method along the track 
of practice, the headlight of theory must shine into the opening way. 
We do not believe in fitting boys and girls for college, if that fitting 
unfits them for life. The one fitting should be the other. The best 
teacher, preacher, has in view not his own education, but that of his 
people; they are his steadily; not the subject he teaches. Educational 
theory and practice should proceed from the faith that there is a God 
at the center of the universe, and a soul at the center of man. 

How shall we reach and hold the young people of our churches? 
The answer seems to be by intellectual, moral, physical, and religious 
training. 

We, your committee, recommend: (1) That the parents be urged 
to keep the children in the public schools until they shall have finished 
their curriculum. (2) That strenuous efforts should be put forth to 
have them to take an academic, industrial and college course, if possi- 
ble, in our denominational schools; but if such schools are not accessible, 
send them elsewhere. (3) We recommend that more interest be taken 
to foster the work of education, conventions and associations in the 
ministerial education, and the churches of this Association are urged 
to send up, annually, contributions for the Theological Department at 
Shaw University. (4) That this Association put forth every effort 
towards helping deserving girls to obtain a Christian education. (5) 
We recommend that more definite steps and more united effort be put 
forth by the churches of this body towards raising funds to aid and 
build the school at New Hill, N. C. (though this school is nearly fin- 
ished — that is, the building). (6) We recommend that the pastors of 
this Association give their most hearty co-operation in the effort to 
strengthen the rural district schools and large ones. 

REV. H. H. SANDERS, A.B., Chm., 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, 
DR. W. C. WILLIAMSON, 
REV. J. H. CALDWELL, D.D., 
REV. M. W. BROWN, D.D., 

Committee. 
WHO WAS CAIN'S WIFE? 

This question is still occasionally asked in certain quarters. To all 
who are troubled about it, we recommend the following little story: 

It is said that when Rev. John McNeill was holding revival services 
at Cardiff, Wales, a young man, hoping to perplejx the preacher, one 
night sent up this note to the platform: "Dear Mr. McNeill: If you 
are seeking to enlighten young men, kindly tell me who was Cain's 
wife?" Mr. McNeill read the note, and then, amid breathless silence, 
said: "I love young men — enquirers for truth especially — and should 
like to give this young man a word of advice: Don't lose your soul's 
salvation looking after other people's wives." 

SEVEN REASONS FOR STATE MISSIONS 

Secretary Soars, of Pennsylvania, in a recent article, gave the fol- 
lowing seven reasons why State Missions should occupy an important 
place in our missionary work: (1) The Lord commands it. (2) Our 
great trust requires it. (3) Past blessings encourage it. (4) The wide 
open door of opportunity urges it. (5) The advent of the foreigner 
demands it. (6) Foreign Missions require it. (7) Our own growth 
and self-respect depend upon it. 

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Some time ago we quoted from Dr. Henry C. Vedder, of Crozer 
Theological Seminary, the statement that some people seem to think 
that a preacher should preach not what he thinks but what he thinks 
other people think he ought to think. Commenting thereon, the editor 
of Zion Advocate incisively remarks: "We think he is probably right; 
but we think also that in protesting against the slavery of other peo- 
ple's thinking some preachers preach not what they think, but what 
they think they think; and they think that thinking people cannot tell 
the difference between really thinking and simply thinking that one is 
thinking. They'd better think again." 



CONSTITUTION 

1. This Association shall be known as the New Hope Missionary Bap- 
tist Association. 

2. The Association shall meet annually, to be composed of ordained 
ministers belonging to said Association; any member belonging to the 
Association who, by presenting letters from their respective churches 
certifying to their appointment, shall be entitled to seats. 

3. The number of delegates from each church shall not exceed two. 

4. The letters from the churches shall state the number baptized and 
the whole number of members. 

5. The delegates thus chosen shall sit as an advisory council, and shall 
have no power to infringe upon any of the rights of the churches. 

6. In its decisions and acts, the church must recognize Christ as the 
only law-giver in Zion; and every individual church is an independent 
body, with executive (but not legislative) powers. 

7. It shall be the duty of the Association, when requested by the 
organized churches, to hear their grievances, give appropriate advice, 
or send committees to aid them in their difficulties. If the minority 
of a church be arraigned by the majority, upon application it shall 
be entitled to the same consideration. Individual applications will not 
be entertained. 

8. The Association shall have the power to withdraw from any church 
that knowingly and wilfully departs from the orthodox principles of 
religion as taught by the Bible and held by regular Baptists as the 
true teaching thereof. 

9. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator and Clerk, 
to be elected by the suffrages of the members present. 

10. This Association shall have a Treasurer, who shall not disburse 
any money belonging to the Association unless so ordered by the Execu- 
tive Board. 

11. Baptist churches, upon application for admission into the Asso- 
ciation, shall be received and their delegates seated if satisfactory evi- 
dence be given that they are truly of our faith and order. 

12. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any annual 
meeting, two-thirds of the members being present. 

13. This Association shall have a Ministerial Council, composed of 
nine ordained ministers belonging to this Association to act as Presby- 
tery, subject to the right of any church or churches, to be called upon 
request. This Board to examine her applicant or applicants for the 
Gospel Ministry, but the churches have the right to call upon any or- 

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dained minister anywhere, in good standing, to examine her applicants 
and ordain them to the Gospel Ministry. The Ministerial Council is 
continued for the purpose of serving the churches, by request of the 
churches. The churches, therefore, have the sole right to name the min- 
isters composing the Council so-called. 

14. No minister shall be ordained without first being qualified to read 
the Scriptures with an understanding and have a gift for the ministry. 
This section shall not be changed except by a two-thirds vote of the 
members present. All applicants for ordination for the ministry must 
make an aveage of eighty percent (80%) before being entitled to ordi- 
nation of the Gospel Ministry. 

15. The Association shall require subordinate churches to pay six 
cents (6c.) per capita for associational purposes, two cents (2c.) per 
capita for Missions, and two cents (2c.) for Superannuated Ministers' 
Fund. 

16. The Ministerial Board shall prepare an examination upon the 
fundamental principles of education in the English language. All appli- 
cants must average sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66 2-3%) on all 
questions asked before being entitled to ordination. 

17. This Association shall meet annually on Tuesday after the first 
Sunday in October and adjourn on Thursday of the same week. 

RULES OF DECORUM 

1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer by the 
Moderator, or by some person at his request. 

2. The names of the delegates shall be enrolled by the Clerk and 
called* each day on the assembling of the Association. The proceed- 
ings of the previous meeting shall be read before transacting any busi- 
ness. 

3. All questions before the Association shall be decided by the living 
voice, except when a division is called for, and then by rising. 

4. No member shall speak more than once on the same subject with- 
out permission from the Moderator. 

5. It shall be the duty of members to obtain permission before leaving 
the Association. 

6. When a brother is speaking it shall be considered a breach of order 
for any member to pass between the Moderator and the speaker, or to 
engage in conversation, or in any way to interfere with the speaker. 

7. Every member shall rise and address the Moderator, and confine 
himself strictly to the subject before the body; address no member by 
any appellation other than of brother, and cast no reflection upon any 
member. 

8. The Moderator shall have the same privilege of speaking as any 
other member, by calling some member temporarily to the chair, and 
when there is a tie he shall cast the deciding vote. 

9. Written queries from the churches or members, or resolutions, 
shall be read twice, and signed by the originator before being received 
for discussion. 



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10. A motion without a second shall not be received. A mover may 
withdraw his motion if the same is done before being voted upon. 

11. When a question is under consideration, no motion shall be re- 
ceived except to adjourn, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, to lay 
on the table, or amend, which several motions shall have precedence in 
the order they are named. 

12. When a motion has been carried, it shall be in order for any 
member who voted with the majority to move for a reconsideration on 
the same day. 

13. All committees shall consist of three members, unless otherwise 
ordered. 

14. The Clerk shall make out a list of the members appointed on 
each committee, stating the subject to be acted on, and hand the same 
to the chairman as soon as possible. 

15. Should any member violate any of the foregoing Rules of Deco- 
rum, it shall be the duty of the Moderator to call him to order. If he 
fails to do so, any member of the body shall have the same privilege. 



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Held With The 

HICKORY GROVE MISSIONARY 
BAPTIST CHURCH 

Five Miles West of Chapel Hill. N. C. 

October 6, 7, 8, 1925 



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'Minutes 

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Fifty-Fifth Annual Session 

of the 

New Hope Missionary 
Baptist Association 



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Held With The 

HICKORY GROVE MISSIONARY 
BAPTIST CHURCH 

Five Miles West of Chapel Hill, N. C. 

October 6, 1, 8, 1925 



OFFICERS 

Moderator— Rev. J. H. Caldwell Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Vice-Moderator— Rev. F. J. Edwards Chapel Hill, N. C, R. 1 B 



Secretary — Rev. L. H. Hackney 
Treasurer — Dr. M. W. Brown 



Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Apex, N. C, R. F. D. 



MEMBERS OF THE MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS 



Dr. M. W. Brown, President 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell 

Rev. S. H. Fuller 

Rev. N. M. Hackney 



Apex, N. C, R. 1 

Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Chapel Hill, N. C. 

_.... Durham, N. C, R.F.D. 
Morrisville, N. C, R.F.D. 



DELEGATES 

1. Bro. George Blackwell 20. Bro. 

2. Bro. Elliott Washington 21. Bro. 
3: Bro. H. C. Couch 22. Bro. 

4. Bro. S. T. Jones 23. Rev. 

5. Rev. N. M. Hackney 24. Bro. 

6. Rev. M. N. Nunn ' 25. Bro. 

7. Bro. B. J. Riggsbee 26. Bro. 

8. Bro. H. Cole 27. Bro. 

9. Bro. J. W. Webb 28. Bro. 

10. Bro. R. Davis 29. Bro. 

11. Bro. C. L. Laster 30. Bro. 

12. Bro. J. L. Horton 31. Bro. 

13. Bro. G. B. Ballentine 32. Bro. 

14. Bro. J. H. Riggsbee 33. Bro. 

15. Bro. William Davis 34. Bro. 

16. Bro. A. B. Rains 35. Bro. 

17. Rev. Haskins 36. Bro. 

18. Bro. James Clark 37. Bro. 

19. Bro. Will Lydth 



Lee Brown 
J. B. Whitmore 
Ira J. Walker 
W. C. Williamson 
J. A. Allen 
A. L. Lassiter 
Albert McCauley 
Brandy Edwards 
C. T. Thompson 
S. L. McDowell 
Lunn Pratt 
W. M. Mitchell 
W. M. Fuller 
G. M. Brown 
William Cobb 
J. W. Whitaker 
W. H. Walker 
Homer Bright 



PROGRAM 



FIRST DAY— MORNING SESSION 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association met with the Hickory 
Grove Baptist Church at the hour of 10 a.m. Prayer by Brother George 
McCauley. Rev. J. J. Smith read the third chapter of Second Peter. 
Brother Bunk Mason lined and sang, "Oh for a Closer Walk with God, 
a Calm and Heavenly Frame," etc. Rev. J. J. Smith, who was the 
choice of the Association in its last sitting to preach the Introductory 
Sermon at this hour, was present. He took his text, 2 Peter 10. 

Rev. J. J. Smith preached a wonderful sermon for a young man, 
and should he continue to pray, study, live a Godly life, and preach, 
he will make a great preacher one day. God bless and help him to con- 
tinue in this way. 

Invocation by Rev. Altimore Jones. The Moderator conducted a 
short covenant meeting. Many of the brethren and sisters expressed 
themselves in gratitude to God for the many blessings which they have 
received during the last fiscal year. Quite a hearty shake of the hands 
seemed to be the old way of showing forth Christian love toward each 
other. So we engaged. 

Rev. N. M. Hackney, the pastor, extended the welcome address to 
the Association, which was given in fitting words for the occasion. 
Response by Rev. N. M. Nunn, in quite a pleasing tone of voice. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell was made Moderator to fill the vacancy made 
by the death of Dr. J. H. Dunston, who had been our faithful Moderator 
for many years. Rev. L. H. Hackney was continued Secretary. Rev. 
M. W. Brown was continued Treasurer. On motion Rev. L. H. Hackney 
brought up the missing years that the Association lost many years ago 
for some cause. The lost years were dropped some fifty years ago 
or more. Rev. D. J. Avery, Dr. J. H. Moore, Rev. S. L. Peacock. 

Rev. J. H. Moore comes to us as our state missionary who is work- 
ing under the control of the white Baptist State Convention of North 
Carolina to work among the colored Baptists. He made quite an inter- 
esting speech along the line of the mission among our people. Dr. 
Moore is a great mission worker. 

On motion this Association gave to Shaw University $50.00 to assist 
the deserving students of the Theological Department. 

Rev. W. C. Wilson took a collection to the amount of $13.01. Motion 
that Rev. T. J. Edwards prepare the sub-notes and that $2.00 be accom- 
panied with the report. 

We adjourned for dinner. 

REV. J. H. CALDWELL, Moderator 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary 

TUESDAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Association reassembled according to adjournment. Devo- 
tional exercises were conducted by Rev. T. H. Strayhorn and Rev. 
Altimore Jones. Sang hymn 837. Read John 14:1-6. Prayer by Rev. 
J. H. Strayhorn. 

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Rev. G. W. Moore of Raleigh, N. C, was introduced to the Asso- 
ciation. He made a sweet spicy talk to the brethren. Dr. W. C. Will- 
iamson, pastor of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church of Durham, N. C, 
made quite an encouraging talk. Among the many things he said that 
he didn't believe God's people were growing weaker, though sometimes 
we are caused to think so. This is because we do not advertise God's 
work as we do other things. Collection, $10.00. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION 

The Association met at the hour appointed, 10 a.m. Rev. Baxter 
Wilson and Rev. Patterson conducted the religious exercises. Sang 
hymn 272. Prayer by Rev. Patterson. Rev. J. H. Caldwell gave us 
fifteen minutes for a praise meeting, which the brethren greatly enjoyed 
by giving expression to their feelings and gratitude to God for His 
bany blessings bestowed upon us. Quite a number of the brethren took 
part in the praise service. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell announced the house ready for business. The 
roll was called and minutes of yesterday's meetings read and approved. 
On motion Rev. James Stuart was made Vice-Moderator. 

Rev. C. O. Delle Farntee of Hillsboro, N. C, was introduced and 
made some interesting remarks. 

Dr. P. L. Peacock, President of Shaw University, then spoke. He 
stated his gladness of heart to be present in this meeting of the New 
Hope Association. He said he came to represent the Theological De- 
partment of Shaw University. God had called the founder of this 
great school to heaven. He gave us many reasons why this Depart- 
ment should be supported by the Baptists of this state. Dr. J. L. 
Peacock is interested in all the Departments of Shaw University, but 
more especially the Theological Department. These are God's minis- 
ters. Donated Shaw University Theological Department $50.00. 

Dr. Jacques from Haiti was introduced to the Association. He 
also made quite a wonderful address upon the laws and customs of 
the Haitian peoples. Dr. Jacques is one of the best educated ministers 
in the country. Donated to Haitian Missions $50.00. 

The Association then adjourned to meet tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. 

At this point the pastor of the church, Rev. N. M. Hackney, and 
the Deacons made suitable arrangements for the delegation, homes, 
hospitalities, etc. 

REV. J. H. CALDWELL, Moderator 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary 

WEDNESDAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

The Association reassembled at the hour appointed, 2 p.m. Sang 
hymn 982. Read 23rd Psalm. Prayer by Rev. S. A. Sanford. We sang, 
"There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel's veins." 

Dr. S. L. McDowell, Pastor of White's Baptist Church, Durham, 
N. C, was introduced. This able divine is a natural-born messenger 
sent of God to teach His AVord to the nations of the earth. The New 
Hope Missionary Baptist Association is rejoiced in heart to have such 
an able servant to labor with us in the person of Dr. S. L. McDowell. 

We raised in the public collection for the Haitian Mission $25.40. 
This amount was supplemented from the Associational Treasury to the 
amount of $50.00. The reading was continued by Bro. G. L. Brown 
and Bro. Graham. Educational collection amounted to $15.25. 



The morning session was a great meeting for the Master. We are 
looking forward to a brighter future in the Christian Church when 
God's name will be praised by all nationalities. 

ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell Rev. J. A. Stanford 

Rev. L. H. Hackney Rev. A. Jones 

Rev. H. S. Fuller Rev. Dr. S. L. McDowell 

Rev. J. A. Patterson Rev. N. M. Nunn 

Rev. James Stuart Rev. T. H. Strayhorn 

Rev. J. J. Jones Rev. Dr. W. C. Williamson 

Rev. J. H. Moore (visitor) Rev. T. W. Wilson 

Rev. G. W. Moore Rev. E. J. Carrington 

Rev. D. J. Avery Rev. E. D. Jones 

Rev. T. J. Edwards Rev. A. C. Clark 

Rev. N. M. Hackney Rev. Baxter Wilson 
Rev. J. J. Smith 

LICENTIATE MINISTERS 

Bro. G. M. McCauley Bro. James Mason 

Bro. W. H. Williams 

THIRD DAY— MORNING SESSION 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. C. J. Carrington 
and Rev. Fuller. Sang hymn 414. Read 1st and 15th Psalms. Prayer 
by Bro. George McCauley. We sang hymn 533. 

The Moderator then announced the house ready for business. After 
the roll call the minutes were read and received. On motion the report 
of the Committee on Time and Place was received and adopted — that 
the next sitting of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association meet 
with the Union Baptist Church, Apex, N. C, on Tuesday after the 
first Sunday in October, 1926, at 10 a.m. 

On motion the age of the Association was changed from 46 years 
to 55 years, as these years were lost many years ago. (See report.) 

The subject was discussed, What Kind of a Pastor Should the 
Church Have, and How Should the Church Care for Him? This question 
was discussed by Rev. H. S. Fuller. He declared the Pastor must first 
be a Christian; second, called of God to preach the Gospel; third, he 
must live the life, and give his life for the sheep. The church ought 
to support her pastor, that he may study God's Word, that the sheep 
should not hunger for the spiritual food. 

The report of the Committee on Obituaries was received and adopted 
(see report). Total number of deaths, 60. Moved that a synopsis or 
biography of the life of Dr. J. H. Dunston and his cut be put in the 
Minutes. .There was a eulogy conducted of Dr. J. H. Dunston. The 
following brethren took part in the exercise: Dr. S. L. McDowell, Rev. 
L. H. Hackney, Rev. D. J. Avery, Rev. T. H. Strayhorn, Rev. N. M. 
Hackney, Dr. G. W. Moore, Rev. C. O. Dele Farntee, J. H. Riggsbee, 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Dr. W. C. Williamson, and others. Prayer by Dr. 
G. W. Moore, who prayed the closing prayer for this part of the service. 
Bro. Clarence Laster and Rev. N. M. Nunn took the collection to the 
amount of $5.50. 



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We have had a great day in Zion among His people, in lighting up 
the pathway of the Christian religion. How wonderful is the Spirit of 
God when rightly entertained in the hearts of His people ! 

Closed for recess until 2 p.m. 

REV. J. H. CALDWELL, Moderator 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary 

THIRD DAY— EVENING SESSION 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. Baxter Wilson 
and Rev. N. M. Nunn. Read 23rd Psalm. Dr. W. C. Williamson. 

The Moderator then announced the house ready for business. Or 
motion the report of the Committee on Finance was received and 
adopted. Amount of money received, $344.73. (See report.) 

On motion the Treasurer's report was received and adopted. This 
Association, by its faithful Moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, requested 
that all the churches which failed to bring up dues be urged upon by 
their delegates and pastors to send them in within ninety days, as the 
Association needs the money to pay her debts and to comply with the 
many urgent demands of the Missionary and Educational work in the 
home and foreign fields. There are many demands among our smaller 
churches that greatly need our support, and also the superannuated 
ministers are not having the needed support they should have. Minis- 
ters who have worn out their lives in the Master's cause should not be 
neglected and left to beg in their old age. Brethren, God is not satis- 
fied with any such neglect. 

The New Hope Baptist Association has had a most pleasant session 
with the Hickory Grove Church while here assembled for the last three 
days. Hickory Grove Baptist Church in the New Hope Baptist Asso- 
ciation has always stood ready to do her duty when intelligently in- 
formed. We are satisfied the Association made no mistake in meeting 
with this church. The seed has been sowed here in the name of God, 
and at His own time we are looking for it to do its work in the hearts 
of His people. The next session of the New Hope Missionary Baptist 
Association will meet with the Union Chapel Missionary Baptist 'Church, 
Anex, N. C, on Tuesday after the first Sunday in October at 10 a.m. 

This chutch was pastored for many years by Dr. J. H. Dunston, whom 
God called from labor to reward last September 2nd, 1925. The mem- 
bers will endeavor to make it pleasant for the ministers and delegates. 
This church is also the home of our beloved Dr. M. W. Brown, who is 
one of the oldest ministers of the Association. Remember, his home is 
one where Christ likes to dwell, and where brethren like to eat and 
sleep. We are expecting a great gathering of His saints in the next 
annual session of the Association. 

REV. J. H. CALDWELL, Moderator 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SERMONS 

We, your Committee on Sermons, beg leave to make the following 
report: Rev. J. H. Caldwell preached the introductory sermon Tues- 
day night at 8 p.m., Rev. H. S. Fuller alternate. Rev. W. C. William- 
son, Missionary sermon, Wednesday night, 8 p.m.; alternate, Rev. T. J. 
Edwards. Rev. H. H. Williams preached the Educational sermon Wed- 
nesday, 2 p.m.; Rev. Baxter Wilson, alternate. Rev. James Stuart, 

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Doctrinal sermon, Thursday night at 8 p.m.; alternate, Rev. N. M. 

Hackney. 

BRO. W. M. FULLER, 
BRO. C. L. LASTER, 
BRO. A. WASHINGTON, 
BRO. A. H. McCAULEY, 
BRO. W. M. COLE, 
REV. T. W. WILSON, 

Committee. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE 

We, your committee, beg leave to submit the following report: That 
the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association adjourn to meet with 
the Union Chapel Church, Apex, N. C, Tuesday after the first Sunday 
in October, 1926. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BRO. W. H. DAVIS, 
BRO. A. B. RAINS, 
BRO. L. J. WALKER, 
BRO. E. L. HORTON, 
BRO. W. H. MITCHELL, 
BRO. B. J. RIGGSBEE, 
Committee. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 

We, your Committee on Education, beg leave to submit the following 
report: 

(1) That parents be urged, as far as possible, to keep their children 
in school through the grades. The pastors should lay emphasis on this 
by special mention from the pulpit. 

(2) For high school training — recommend our Baptist Secondary 
School, Thompson Institute, at Lumberton; Higgs Roanoke Institute 
at Parmel. 

(3) Owing to the high standing which obtains at Shaw University, 
we urge pastors of this Association to exert their influence in sending 
their young people for their collegiate work to this Baptist institution. 

(4) 'We further urge all ministers to take advantage of the six 
weeks course offered in the Theological Department of Shaw University, 
beginning January 4, 1926. 

(5) We further pledge our support to the annual raising of $5,000 
for Shaw University. 

Respectfully submitted, 

dr. s. l. Mcdowell, 

REV. H. S. FULLER, 
REV. JAMES STUART, 
REV. M. N. NUNN, 
REV. T. J. EDWARDS, 
REV. J. J. SMITH, 

Committee. 



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REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 



CHURCHES 



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Cfi£ 



New Hill 

Union Chapel 

New Bethel 

Mt. Sinai .__. 

Hickory Grove 

Bethany Hill 

Bethsaida 

North-East Chapel 
Mangum's Chapel __ 

Mt. Moriah 

New Hope _-I 

Shiloh 

Markham's Chapel 

White Oak 

Good Hope 

Rock Hill 

Mt. Zion Chatham 

Bassil Creek 

Terrell's Creek 

Mt. Vernon 

Mt. Gilead 

Mt. Gilead .'. 

White Rock 

Mt. Zion, Wake 
Barbee's Chapel _._. 
Mathew's Chapel __. 

Piney Grove 

Haw River 



93 

170 

118 

246 

142 

9 

35 

73 

41 

61 

165 

183 

138 

150 

48 

178 

250 

135 

167 

1831 

125 

40 

907 

180 

170 

8 

36 



$ 2.30 



5.85 

2.20 



11.85 



f5609[$344.73j$ 22.30 



5.58 

10.20 

7.08 

14.76 

8.52 

.54 

2.10 

4.38 

2.46 

3.66 

9.90 

10.98! 

8.28 

9.00 

2.88 

10.68 

15.00 

8.10 

10.02 

15.00 

7.50 

2.40 

15.00 

10.80 

10.20 

.48 

2.60 



$207.76 



1.86 
3.40 
2.36 
4.92 
2.84 

.18 

.70 
1.46 

.82 
1.22 
3.30 
3.66 
2.76 
3.00 

.96 
3.56 
5.00 
2.70 
3.34 
5.00 
2.50 

.80 
5.00 
3.60 
3.40 

.161 

.72 



1.86 
3.40 
2.36 
4.92 
2.84 

.18 

.70 
1.46 

.82 
1.22 
3.30 
3.66 
2.76 
3.00 

.96 
3.56 
5.00 
2.70 
3.34 
5.00 
2.50 

.80 
5.00 
3.60 
3.40 

.16 

.72 



$ 64.22 1 $ 64.22 



Total amount, $344.73 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF UNION MEETING 
1924 Dr. 

Nov. 28 — Union Meeting held with the Mt. Moriah Bap- 
tist Church, Mebane, N. C: 

Account Rendered .. ._: _____ $229.04 

Represented by Churches __ _ 34.00 

Public Collection __ ._ _ 15.30 

Sunday's Collection to Sister Lucy Thompson, 

Foreign Missions 6.30 

Total amount _ $384.64 

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Nov. Disbursements 

To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Sec'y $ 4.00 

To Sexton Mt. Moriah Church 3.00 

To Incidental Expenses 2.00 

To Mt. Moriah Church 15.00 

To Sister Lucy Thompson, for Foreign Missions 6.30 



Balance on hand 

March 28 — Union Meeting, Mt. Zion Church 

Disbursements 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Secretary of Union 

Sexton of the Church 

Sunday's Collection 

Brother Albert's wife's sickness 





$ 30.60 


$254.04 
76.79 




$330.83 


$ 4.00 

3.00 

30.22 

10.17 




$ 47.39 



Balance on hand $283.44 

1925 
May 29 — Union Meeting Barbee's Chapel Baptist Church 

Money collected 46.20 



$329.64 
Disbursements 

May 31— To Sexton of the Church $ 3.00 

To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Secretary 4.00 

To Rev. E. D. Kirby's wife's sickness 5.00 



$ 12.00 

Balance on hand $317.64 

Given to Barbee's Chapel 14.30 14.30 

Church Sunday's collection given to Brother C. 
Edwards who lost his home by fire some 
time ago 5.70 5.70 



$337.64 $ 20.00 
Balance on hand . $317.64 

Respectfully submitted, 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, 
Treasurer of the Union Meeting. 



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REV. J. H. DUNSTON, D.D. 



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A SAINTED MINISTER GONE TO REST 

"Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day 
in Israel? (2 Sam. 3:38.) 

Rev. Dr. J. H. Dunston, D. D., was 73 years, 11 months and 28 days 
old at the date of his death. He died the second day of last September. 
Rev. J. H. Dunston and I became acquainted with each other on July 
27th, 1869, on the Seaboard Airline Railroad, six miles west of Raleigh, 
N. C. He was a converted man at that time. I was called to the 
pastorate of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in 1877, remaining 
its pastor for thirteen years, retiring in favor of him. Here he remained 
until the date of his death. I baptized Dr. J. H. Dunston while in 
the pastorate of Shiloh Church. He pastored the following churches: 
North-East Chapel, Mt. Zion (Wake Co.), Mt. Cure Baptist Church, 
"White Oak, Mt. Moriah, Mebane, N. C, Union Chapel, Apex, N. C, 
Mt. Sinai, Good Hope (Pearson Town, Durham, N. C.) He was at one 
time president of the New Hope Auxiliary Sunday School Convention, 
and had been the Treasurer of it for many years, and a member of the 
Ministerial and Executive Boards. He had been the Moderator of the 
New Hope Missionary Baptist Association for twenty years or more, 
and many other prominent positions in the Association. 

Dr. J. H. Dunston had a state and nation-wide reputation as a 
preacher and missionary worker. He was a firm believer in his God, 
and labored to that end in spending his money to foster the cause of 
education, Home and Foreign Missions. He was a great adviser and 
the people sought his advice along all lines. He believed in his race, 
teaching them to have race pride, save their money, buy land, have 
a bank account, and get an education, make themselves good citizens, 
and the white man would recognize them. His advice was, Buy and 
work your own land, stay at home, educate your children and teach 
them to work. Dr. J. H. Dunston was a good farmer and a real estate 
dealer, and helped his people to come in possession of many thousand 
acres of land. He taught his people to follow his example, which he 
continued until his death. He was a man that taught and practiced 
economy, and as a result his estate at his death was said to be worth 
§75,000. He was sick nearly five months, and bore his sickness without 
a murmur. He was married twice. His first wife was Selia Green. 
There were four children born unto them, all of whom God saw it best 
to take to heaven while in their childhood. Also, after living with this 



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dear woman for about forty years, the blessed Lord saw fit in His wise 
Providence to take her home to heaven. He then later married Miss 
Flossie Burroughs. These two servants of God thus lived together 
for about ten years, making their home an ideal home for any one who 
saw fit to visit them, until last September 2nd, 1925, when the death 
angel visited this home and took this good man from labor to reward. 

He was buried with Masonic honors of Wisdom Lodge, Apex, N. C, 
at his old church, Shiloh Baptist Church, on the northeast side of the 
church, within a few steps of the church. He was born within about 
five hundred yards of this church. People gathered from all parts of 
the state to witness the last of this sainted man of God. Possibly not 
less than five thousand persons were on the grounds. Many of the 
ministers took part in the exercises, Brother Robert Antony, a play- 
mate of Dr. J. H. Dunston, Dr. G. W. Moore offered the invocation, 
Dr. M. Brown, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Rev. H. S. Fuller, Rev. Graham, 
Dr. W. C. Strudwick, Hon. Berry O'Kelly, Rev. M. N. Nunn, Rev. 
T. H. Strayhorn. Mrs. Nell Hunter sang a solo. Mrs. Vera B. Floyd 
read a paper from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, and many others spoke 
of the life of Dr. J. H. Dunston in such terms that our hearts were 
made to rejoice. He was one of the oldest members of Shiloh Baptist 
Church. Rev. L. H. Hackney preached the funeral from the text, 
Acts 11:24, "For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and 
of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord." Setting forth 
the type of character that Dr. J. H. Dunston possessed in this life, 
in all the stations which he held, his qualities are worthy to be patronized 
and one would not be very often mistaken who would follow his teach- 
ing. His knowledge and wisdom were a great blessing to the people 
wherever they came in contact with his teaching. 

"Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this 
day in Israel? (2 Samuel 3:38.) Dear Brother Dunston, we loved thee, 
but God loved thee better. Trusting that our loss is heaven's eternal 
gain, we hope to meet you in the final resurrection of the dead, when 
these terrestrial bodies shajj become celestial bodies, and we shall go 
up together to meet our Lord in the air at His coming. So shall we 
ever be with the Lord. We shall patiently wait for Him. 

REV. J. H. CALDWELL, Moderator 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary of the Missionary Baptist Ass'n. 



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APPLICANTS' EXAMINATION FOR THE MINISTRY 

FIRST EXAMINATION IN THEOLOGY 

1. Repentance and salvation; 2. regeneration and faith; 3. justifica- 
tion and prayer; 4. adoption, and why so-called; 5. glorification, and 
how obtained; 6. the call to the ministry; 7. what is the Bible, and who 
is God? 8. who is the Devil or Satan, and what does the Bible say sin 
is? 9. what does the Bible teach about conversion? 10. why are Chris- 
tians baptized? 11. when and where was the Lord's Supper instituted, 
and for what purpose, and who should partake of its embJems? 12. What 
should be the true aim of every Christian? 13. why should the ministry 
be educated? 

SECOND EXAMINATION IN SCIENCE 

1. Spelling; 2. Reading; 3. Writing; 4. Grammar; 5. Geography; 
6. Arithmetic; 7. United States History; 8. Physiology; 9. General ques- 
tions applicable to the Negro race, as to his suffrage before the war 
and his condition. The young ministers generally seem to be interested 
in the applicants' examination, still there seem to be some drones among 
the flock who don't care for study or for the salvation of souls. Young 
ministers, there are two things which you must have: a spiritual appe- 
tite for the study of God's Word, and a craving desire for the salvation 
of souls to fit them for the Kingdom of Heaven. Young men, think 
upon these things, and be wise. The mantle that is now resting upon 
the shoulders of the old veterans of the Cross will fall upon you, and 
should you not act wisely you will not see them when they are taken 
away. That depends on your whereabouts, etc. 

Applicants for ordination for the ministry must make an average 
of eighty per cent (80%) before being entitled to pass. 

DR. M. W. BROWN, President 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary 

ON REVISAL OF CONSTITUTION 

We, your Committee on Revisal, beg leave to make the following 
report : 

Whereas, the delegated right given by the churches of this Associa- 
tion to constitute a Ministerial Board, empowered with the right to 
examine applicants for the ministry, for the various churches of the 
Association, this being the fifty-fifth year; 

We, therefore, recommend that on and after October 8, 1914, the 
above given right be returned to said churches as their own work and 
privilege and responsibility. 

We further recommend that article thirteen be stricken out and 
amended so as to read: That our Ministerial Council remain as a pres- 
bytery, subject to the right of any church or churches to be called on 
request. This board to examine her applicant or applicants for the 
Gospel Ministry, but the churches have the right to call upon any or- 
dained ministers in good standing to examine and ordain her applicants 
to the Gospel Ministry. The Ministerial Council is continued for the 
express purpose of serving the churches by the request of the church 
or churches. This article shall not be altered or amended unless by a 
two-thirds vote of the members present concurring, and there shall be 
nine members composing this council belonging to the New Hope Asso- 
ciation. Hope the delegates will notify all of the churches of the radi- 
cal change in the Constitution. (See Constitution, Article 13.) 

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RESOLUTION 

Whereas, the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association stands for 
the pure preaching and teaching of the Word of God, throughout the 
bounds of this Association and the known world; and 

Whereas, Nothing but the Word of God and its teachings can save 
our people from the many evils that are thronging and flooding every 
nook and corner of our land; therefore, 

Be it Resolved: First — That this Association place itself on record 
denouncing all these evils that are ruinous and detrimental to the relig- 
ious, moral and financial standing of our race and those things being 
so destructive in every way to the success of our people; and 

Be it Resolved: Second — That this Association having some of the 
best men in the State standing at its head contending for the right 
principles which govern the civilized world, that she will denounce these 
things, especially dancing, going to balls, theaters, excessive automobile 
riding and improper dressing among the ladies, both married and single; 
and 

Be it Resolved: Third— That this Association particularly request 
the fathers, mothers, patrons, of the youth of our land, to take more 
pains and greater care in instilling these religious principles upon the 
minds and hearts of our children; and 

Be it Resolved: Fourth — Last but not least, that the ministers and 
teachers who are the leaders of all the people be asked to send this 
alarm from the school desk and the altar of the churches in greater 
power, since they are the greater lights in human form; and 

Be it Resolved: Fifth — That God makes the demand upon the lead- 
ers of any race, "Cry aloud; spare not; lift up thy voice like trumpets 
and show my people their transgressions." (Isaiah 5:8.) 

"Take heed therefore unto yourselves and all the flock, over which 
the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers." (Acts 20:28.) 

"Woe be unto the Pastor that destroyeth and scattereth the sheep 
of my pasture, saith the Lord." (Jeremiah 23:1.) 

L. H. HACKNEY. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE 

We, your Committee on Temperance, beg leave to submit the follow- 
ing resolutions: 

Whereas, intemperance is a curse to any people or nation when it is 
used as a beverage, either the use of whiskey or anything that has a 
tendency to destroy the usefulness of the Christian life; therefore, we 
ask that the ministers, delegates, and all good Christians abstain from 
the use of anything that has a tendency to destroy Christian life, and 
we recommend that the ministers urge upon their congregations to 
lead a pure life by keeping God's commandments; therefore, be it 

Resolved — That we keep before the convention and the churches the 
spirit of this report. Every minister of the Gospel ought to see to it 
that our lives be conducted along all lines that the unconverted will have 
the utmost confidence in us as the true advocates of Christ's kingdom. 
Every Christian ought to remember that he is no stronger with the other 
fellow than what he thinks of him. Therefore, we should have a good 
report of them that are without. The minister who is intemperate has 
much to lose along every line, morally, religiously, educationally and 



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materially. Have self-control — this is the first great victory won in 
life. How can we lead others unless we control ourselves? 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, D.D., 
REV. J. H. CALDWELL, 
REV. T. J. EDWARDS, 
REV. N. M. HACKNEY. 

REPORT OF TREASURER— 1924-1925 
1925 Dr. Cr. 

Account Rendered $275.22 

October — Received at the Association held with Baptist 

Church, Mebane, N. C. 317.72 

Received from the sale of two (2) church lots, 

Pittsboro, N. C. 200.00 

July 21 Total $792.94 

DlSBUHSEMENTS 

. Paid Rev. L. H. Hackney $ 9.00 

October — Paid Shaw University 50.00 

Paid Shaw University 16.00 

Paid Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary salary 25.00 

Paid Rev. L. H. Hackney for Minutes 50.00 

Paid Rev. L. H. Hackney for Incidentals 9.50 

Paid Rev. M. W. Brown, Treasurer 12.00 

Paid Sexton, Brother Tinnin 3.00 

Paid Brother Wade (blind man) 5.00 

Paid Rev. C. H. Bynum, superannuated minis- 
ter, Apex, N. C. 15.00 

1924 
November — To the Executive Board's expenses, Mark- 
ham's Chapel 15.00 

Nov. 7 — To Shiloh Church, building purposes 50.00 

To Piney Grove Church, building purposes 20.00 

To Haw River Church, building purposes 25.00 

To Markham's Chapel Church, building purposes 25.00 

To Terrell's Creek Church, building purposes _. 11.00 

To Mt. Moriah Church, building purposes 20.00 

To Rev. H. C. Jones' church, building purposes 15.00 

To Good Hope Church, building purposes 25.00 

To Shaw University, Ministerial Education 50.00 

March 4 — To Balance Minutes 34.00 

Paid expenses making deed to two (2) lots sold, 

Pittsboro, N. C. 24.00 

Paid to Rev. J. H. Dunston's sickness _. 25.00 

Sept. 14 — Paid Rev. L. H. Hackney, flowers for Rev. 

J. H. Dunston's grave 5.00 

$554.94 

Balance on hand $238.00 

Respectfully submitted, 
M. W. BROWN, 

Treasurer of New Hope Association. 
Apex, N. C. 

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES 

Deaths 

1. Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. _ 8 

2. "White Rock Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. . 14 

3. Mt. Gilead, Orange 1 

4. Terrell's Creek Church 3 

5. Markham's Chapel Church 2 

6. Mangum's Chapel Church 1 

7. Bethany Hill Church _ 1 

8. New Bethel's Church 1 

9. Mt. Zion Church, Wake County 3 

10. Shiloh Baptist Church 4 

11. New Hope Church 3 

12. Mt. Zion Church, Chatham County 3 

13. Hickory Grove Church 5 

14. Bassil Creek Church _ 1 

15. Mt. Sinai Church 5 

16. New Hill Church '_ 1 

17. Barbee's Chapel Church 2 

18. Union Chapel Church 1 

19. Piney Grove Church 1 



Total amount of deaths 60 

Respectfully submitted, 

BRO. A. L. LASSITER, 
REV. W. H. WILLIAMS, 
REV. J. J. JONES, 
BRO. J. W. ATWATER, 
BRO. C. T. THOMPSON, 
BRO. B. D. ATWATER, 
Committee. 

THE MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARDS 

Motto: "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." 

(John 8:32) 

The Ministerial and Executive Boards met on Wednesday evening 
at 4:00 P.M., after the Association adjourned for recess, Dr. M. W. 
Brown in the chair. The President announced the meeting opened for 
business. 

The President read the 1st Psalm. Prayer by Rev. H. S. Fuller. 
The President made some very interesting remarks to the members of 
the Board. Letters were presented and read from the Union Chapel 
Baptist Church, Apex, N. C, asking the Board to ordain Bro. L. R. 
Pediford, a Licentiate Minister of the Union Chapel Church, should we 
find him worthy. Also a letter was read from Mt. Zion Church, Wake 
County, asking the Board to ordain Bro. H. R. Smith, a young Licen- 
tiate Minister of Mt. Zion Church, should he be found worthy for the 
ordination. The Board accepted the applicants for examination for 
Gospel ministry and entered upon the examination immediately. The 
Board not having the time to examine the applicants as they should, 
adjourned the meeting, to meet at Markham's Chapel Church on Fri- 



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day, November 7, 1924, at 10:00 o'clock A. M. The applicants were 
requested to be present for the examination. 

DR. W. M. BROWN, President. 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

The Ministerial and Executive Boards met with the Markham's 
Chapel Baptist Church Friday, November 7, 1924, at 10:30 o'clock A.M. 
Sang hymn No. 402. Read John 14:1-31. Prayer by Dr. J. H. Dunston. 
Sang hymn on page 640. 

The President made a short statement respecting the purpose for 
which the Board had met. The candidates were excused for being 
behind the hour at which they were requested to be present. They were 
hindered on account of some automobile trouble. Brothers L. R. Pedi- 
ford and H. R. Smith were placed on examination. Rev. H. S. Fuller 
conducted the Christian experience, the call to the ministry. Some 
other questions were asked in a general way by the different brethren 
of the Board. 

The applicants did not make passing marks, therefore the Board did 
not pass them for ordination. The Board sent them back to their 
churches with this understanding, that if they were dissatisfied with the 
decision of the Board, their churches could call a council of their own 
choice, of ordained ministers, to conduct the examination, and should 
they be found worthy in their best judgment, they would then be or- 
dained. The Board advised the young ministers to take at least a two- 
months course in Theology in Shaw University, Raleigh, N. C, which 
will begin December 1, 1924, and study their books until the next Asso- 
ciation; then, if they would like, they could come before the Board again 
at the call of the President. 

Bro. L. R. Pediford made an ,-^verage of seventy-one and two-thirds 
per cent (71 2-3%). Bro. H. R. Smith made seventy and five-sixths per 
cent (70 5-6%). The applicants must make an average of eighty per 
cent (80%) before being eligible to ordination. This standard is very 
reasonable. 

The Board made many donations to the various churches and edu- 
cational enterprises and Missions, both Home and Foreign. 

Ministers who expect to go on errands for the Lord must put on 
the whole armor, mentally, morally, educationally, and spiritually. 
Young ministers of today can't make it as the older ministers have made 
it, from the fact that many of the ministers of that day were almost 
entirely uneducated. Forty per cent (40%) of them perhaps could not 
read and did not know the alphabet. 

The Board then adjourned to meet at the call of the President. 

DR. M. W. BROWN, President. 

REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

New Hope Missionary Baptist Association has no control over the 
Churches in ordaining the Ministers without the consent of the Churches. 
Rev. H. R. Smith was ordained by a special Presbytery called by his 
Church (Mt. Zion, Wake) and ordained him to the Gospel Ministry. 
Rev. L. R. Pediford was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in the Sun- 
day School Convention last July, 1925, at New Bethel Baptist Church, 
West Durham, N. C. Dr. J. H. Dunston requested the Ministerial 
Board to ordain the brother since the Church had passed upon his 

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ordination, and that he together with Brother H. R. Smith had been 
examined at Marwham's Chapel by the Ministerial Board. The breth- 
ren have the prayers of the Association and the Ministerial Board. 
Young men in the Gospel Ministry — you must prepare yourselves for 
this work or else you will be weighed in the Balances and be found 
wanting. Preparation must be made to preach the Gospel or you are 
a failure to begin with. 

DR. M. W. BROWN, President. 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 

WATCHFULNESS 

TEMPERANCE LESSONS 

Luke 12:35-38, 37. When Jesus left the earth He told His disciples 
that He would come again (John 14:1-3). The day He ascended to 
heaven the angel said, "This same Jesus shall come in like manner as 
ye have seen him go." Acts 1:11, 1 Thess. 4:14-18. This is not His 
second coming to earth, but I wish especially today to speak of His 
coming at death. 

Jesus has left each of us with a work to do — with talents to improve. 
Now be faithful and ready any moment to give your account with joy 
and without fear. The waiting Servant is blessed (vs. 43, 44). He will 
also appoint you to a place of authority. The servant that does not 
wait thus belongs to the unbelievers (vs. 45, 46), though he has the name 
of being a Christian. Verses 47 and 48 show that the greater our op- 
portunities the greater will be our punishment if we prove unfaithful. 
The man in verse 45 was not looking for his Master to come; that was 
his first sin. Then he began to oppress the servants; next gave himself 
to eating and drinking, having, as he thought, a good time. Today we 
have so much of self-gratification — feasting, revelry, and extravagance 
among church members. 

There is so much money in the hands of Christians and yet millions 
have never heard the name of Jesus. Surely such persons should be 
beaten with many stripes. Is my reader ready if Jesus comes tonight 
in death? Or, if He came in the clouds with all the holy angels, you 
know not the day or the hour. How can you be so careless? Each 
Christian should be watching for the coming of his Lord, for He is 
coming in an hour that we least think. Therefore, the Christian who 
has fully dedicated himself to God is willing to make every necessary 
self-denial to further extend the Kingdom of God among men. Should 
the church members absent themselves from the whiskey traffic this great 
monster demon would be compelled to close out business. God bless the 
various agencies that are now laboring to hasten the Kingdom of our 
Lord. The church in the lead of these agencies, will have much to 
praise the Lord for at His second coming. Each one being faithful 
unto death He will give a crown of life that fadeth not. We must 
work while it is day, for the night cometh when no man can work. Jesus 
Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever more. 

Yours for heaven, 

L. H. HACKNEY. 



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CONSTITUTION 

1. This Association shall be known as the New Hope Missionary Bap- 
tist Association. 

2. The Association shall meet annually, to be composed of ordained 
ministers belonging to said Association; any member belonging to the 
Association who, by presenting letters from their respective churches 
certifying to their appointment, shall be entitled to seats. 

3. The number of delegates from each church shall not exceed two. 

4. The letters from the churches shall state the number baptized and 
the whole number of members. 

5. The delegates thus chosen shall sit as an advisory council, and shall 
have no power to infringe upon any of the rights of the churches. 

6. In its decisions and acts, the church must recognize Christ as the 
only law-giver in Zion; and every individual church is an independent 
body, with executive (but not legislative) powers. 

7. It shall be the duty of the Association, when requested by the 
organized churches, to hear their grievances, give appropriate advice, 
or send commitees to aid them in their difficulties. If the minority of a 
church be arraigned by the majority, upon application it shall be enti- 
tled to the same consideration. Individual applications will not be 
entertained. 

8. The Association shall have the power to withdraw from any church 
that knowingly and wilfully departs from the orthodox principles of 
religion as taught by the Bible „and held by regular Baptists as the 
true teaching thereof. 

9. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator and Clerk, 
to be elected by the suffrages of the members present. 

10. This Association shall have a Treasurer, who shall not disburse 
any money belonging to the Association unless so ordered by the Execu- 
tive Board. 

11. Baptist churches, upon application for admission into the Asso- 
ciation, shall be received and their delegates seated if satisfactory evi- 
dence be given that they are truly of our faith and order. 

12. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any annual 
meeting, two-thirds of the members being present. 

13. This Association shall have a Ministerial Council, composed of 
nine ordained ministers belonging to this Association to act as Presby- 
tery, subject to the right of any church or churches, to be called upon 
request. This Board to examine her applicant or applicants for the 
Gospel Ministry, but the churches have the right to call upon any 
ordained minister anywhere, in good standing, to examine her applicants 
and ordain them to the Gospel Ministry. The Ministerial Council is 
continued for the purpose of serving the churches, by request of the 
churches. The churches, therefore, have the sole right to name the min- 
isters composing the Council so-called. 

14. No minister shall be ordained without first being qualified to read 
the Scriptures with an understanding and have the gift for the ministry. 
This section shall not be changed except by a two-thirds vote of the 
members present. All applicants for ordination for the ministry must 
make an average of eighty per cent (80%) before being entitled to ordi- 
nation of the Gospel Ministry. 

15. The Association shall require subordinate churches to pay six 
cents (6c.) per capita for association purposes, two cents (2c.) per 

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capita for Missions, and two cents (2c.) for Superannuated Ministers' 
Fund. 

16. The Ministerial Board shall prepare an examination upon the 
fundamental principles of education in the English language. All appli- 
cants must average eighty per cent (80%) on all questions asked before 
being entitled to ordination. 

17. This Association shall meet annually on Tuesday after the first 
Sunday in October, and adjourn on Thursday of the same week. 

RULES OF DECORUM 

1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer by the 
Moderator, or by some person at his request. 

2. The names of the delegates shall be enrolled by the Clerk and 
called each day on the assembling of the Association. The proceed- 
ings of the previous meeting shall be read before transacting any 
business. 

3. All questions before the Association shall be decided by the living 
voice, except when a division is called for, and then by rising. 

4. No member shall speak more than once on the same subject with- 
out permission from the Moderator. 

5. It shall be the duty of members to obtain permission before leaving 
the Association. 

6. When a brother is speaking it shall be considered a breach of 
order for any member to pass between the Moderator and the speaker, 
or to engage in conversation, or in any way to interfere with the speaker. 

7. Every member shall rise and address the Moderator, and confine 
himself strictly to the subject before the body; address no member by 
any appellation other than of brother, and cast no reflection upon any 
member. 

8. The Moderator shall have the same privilege of speaking as any 
other member, by calling some member temporarily to the chair, and 
when there is a tie he shall cast the deciding vote. 

9. Written queries from the churches or members, or resolutions, 
shall be read twice, and signed by the originator before being received 
for discussion. 

10. A motion without a second shall not be received. A mover may 
withdraw his motion if the same is done before being voted upon. 

11. When a question is under consideration, no motion shall be re- 
ceived except to adjourn, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, to lay 
on the table, or amend, which several motions shall have precedence in 
the order they are named. 

12. When a motion has been carried, it shall be in order for any 
member who voted with the majority to move for a reconsideration on 
the same day. 

13. All committees shall consist of three members, unless otherwise 
ordered. 

14. The Clerk shall make out a list of the members appointed on 
each committee, stating the subject to be acted on, and hand the same 
to the chairman as soon as possible. 

15. Should any member violate any of the foregoing Rules of Decorum 
it shall be the duty of the Moderator to call him to order. If he fails 
to do so, any member of the body shall have the same privilege. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Fifty-Eighth Annual Session 



OF THE 



NEW HOPE MISSIONARY 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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HELD WITH THE 



Mount Sinai Baptist Church. 

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 

October 9th, 10th, 11th, 1928 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

Fifty-Eighth Annual Session 

OF THE 

NEW HOPE MISSIONARY 
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



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HELD WITH THE 



Mount Sinai Baptist Church. 

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 

October 9th, 10th, 11th, 1928 



OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Moderator Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. T. J. Edwards, Vice-Mod Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. M. W. Brown, Treasurer, Apex, N. C, R. 4, Bx 126 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. H. Williams, Assistant Secty Durham, N. C, R. 3 

Rev. S. L. McDowell, Auditor Durham, N. C. 

MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Rev. L. H. Hackney Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rey. Jas. H. Stewart _ New Hill, N. C. 

Rev. S. L. McDowell Durham, N. C. 

Rev. M. W. Brown _ Rt. 4 Bx. 126, Apex, N. C. 

Rev. W. C. Williamson Durham, N. C. 

Rev. T. C. Graham Durham, N. C. 

Rev. N. M. Hackney - - Morrisville, N. C. 

Rev. T. J. Edwards Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. W. H. Bland New Hill, N. C. 

ROLL OF ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell Rev. Jas. H. Stewart 

Rev. T. C. Graham Rev. E. J. Carrington 

Rev. G. W. Moore, D. D. Rev. H. S. Fuller 

Rev. A. C. Clark Rev. N. M. Hackney, 

Rev. W. S. Gattis Rev. P. E. Green 

Rev. M. W. Brown, D. D. Rev. J. A. Whitted 

Rev. H. H. Harris Rev. T. H. Strayhorn 

Rev. V. T. Williams Rev. E. D. Jones 
Rev. S. L. McDowell, D. D. Rev. Baxter Wilson 

Rev. J. H. Moore, D. D. Rev. A. Jones 

Rev. W. H. Bland Rev. W. C. Williamson 

Rev. T. J. Edwards Rev. J. J. Jones 

Rev. J. J. Smith Rev. E. L. Stevenson 

VISITING MINISTERS 



Rev. Ben Neal 
Rev. H. R. Holt 
Rev. S. W. Kieth 



Rev. J. T. Pierce 
Rev. C. T. Utley 



LICENTIATE MINISTERS 



Bros. Jas. P. Williamson 
Bro. J. W. Valience 



Bro. J. F. Mason 
Bro. W. H. Williams 



ROLL OF DELEGATES 



Bro. C. L. Lasater 
Bro. J. L. Jones 
Bro. A. Tinnine 
Bro. E. R. Roberson 
Bro. G. W. Jones 
Bro. Lee Brown 
Bro. Richard Atkins 
Bro. J. W. Whittaker 
Bro. W. M. Sandford 
Bro. C. B. Brown 
Bro. S. T. Jones 
Bro. W. H. Walker 
Bro. L. E. Lasitcr 
Bro. L. A. Stanford 



Bro. Doc Cotton 
Bro. C. E. Carlton 
Bro. W. H. Burroughs 
Bro. C. H. Minor 
Bro. P. R. Herndon 
Bro. J. N. Reaves 
Bro. D. T .Farrington 
Bro. J. N. Pratt 
Bro. W. J. Betts 
Bro. Vance Thompson 
Bro. Jesse Harris 
Bro. F. L. Thomas 
Bro. A. T. Riggsbee 
Bro. H. Cole 



TUESDAY MORNING SESSION 

Durham, North Carolina, October 9th, 1928. 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association 
met in its Fifty-Eighth (58) Annual Session with the 
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church on the date mentioned. 

Devotionals were conducted by the moderator. 
Rev. J. H. Caldwell. Opening hymn, "O for a Closer 
Walk with God, etc. Following which the moderator 
arose and expressed his personal thanks to God for 
many past blessings. He further stated we would spend 
twenty minutes in Praise services. 

Many of the Brethren took the advantage of the 
occasion to express their heartfelt appreciation to God 
for the many past favors he has conferred upon them. 

The moderator arose and with a few fitting words 
then announced the order as suggested in the program. 
The welcome address by the Pastor, Rev. T. C. Gra- 
ham of Durham, N. C. Rev. Graham came forward in 
his usual modest way, and extended to the association 
a very pleasing spirit of welcome of which was most 
heartily enjoyed, and received, by all present. 

Followed with a response by Dr. G. W. Moore, of 
Raleigh, N. C, who came forward and in a very able 
way responded to the delight of all present. After 
which we were favored with an appropriate song, "Go 
Preach My Gospel, saith the Lord," etc., led by Dr. J. 
H. Moore, of Durham, N. C. Rev J. J. Smith, who was 
appointed a year ago to preach the introductory ser- 
mon ascended the pulpit accompanied with Rev. Dr. G. 
W. Moore and Rev. A. C. Clark. Rev. Smith read for 
a scripture lesson, 2nd Peter, 2nd chapter. Invocation 
by Dr. Moore. We sang hymn no. 403. "Father, I Stretch 
My Hands to Thee," led by Rev. A. C. Clark. 

The moderator arose and in a few fitting words 
presented Rev. Smith, who then announced his text, 

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Matt. 26 chapter 39 verse. "And He went a little far- 
ther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, 'O my 
Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me, 
nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt," Subject, 
Go a little farther. 

Rev. Smith preached a splendid sermon, it was 
very appropriate for the occasion, full of logical and 
spiritual inspiration. Surely our hearts burned within 
us while he talked with us by the way. The moderator 
arose with fitting words, and oif ered a very strong com- 
mendation and appreciation to Rev. Smith which was 
the sentiment of the association. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney next arose and offered some 
very strong, commendable remarks in reference to the 
sermon, further he offered a motion that Rev. Smith 
properly criticise his sermon, pass the same to the 
secretary that it (may) appear in the minutes, also, 
Rev. G. W. Moore arose and offered compliments to 
Rev. Smith. 

After this collection was taken to the amount of 
$7.10 for the association. The association then ad- 
journed for dinner. 

Benediction by Dr. G. W. Moore. 

Moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

W. H. Williams, Assistant Secretary 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

The association reassembled at the hour appointed 
Devotional exercises were conducted by Revs. W. H. 
Bland and N. M. Hackney. Rev. Hackney read for the 
scripture lesson, Deut. 28th chapter verses 1 to 14, in- 
vocation by Deacon A. Tinnine followed with an ap- 
propriate song, led by Rev. Bland. 

Vice Moderator in the chair. Rev. T. J. Edwards 
stated in keeping with our program we will at this time 
be favored with the address of the moderator, Rev. 

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Caidweil, who, in his own way delivered a thoughtful 
and very suggestive address, among the many points of 
interest was that of Tithing. He seemed to impress 
upon the audience a deeper interest on the subject. 

The moderator after some remarks gave space for 
the brethren to express their approval. 

The folowing ministers spoke on the address, Rev. 
H. S. Fuller, Rev. T. C. Graham, and Rev. J. H. Moore. 
Motion carried that we approve the moderators address 

Motion carried that our pastors, ministers and rep- 
resentatives urge our people to put in practice what 
they have heard, particularly with reference to tith- 
ing. The moderator asked Rev. Jas. H. Stewart to re- 
spond. Rev. Stewart responded in a very pleasing way, 
with credit to himself and the association. 

The following visitors were introduced, viz : Revs. 
S. W. Kieth, H. H. Harris, andC. T. Utley. Also Sister 
J. W. Whittaker. All of them of Durham, N. C. Rev. 
E. L. Stevenson of Chapel Hill, N. C, Rev. P. E. Green, 
pastor of New Bethel Baptist, Durham, N. C. 

Motion carried that the association authorize Rev. 
S. L. McDowell to purchase a book for the treasurer's 
use, said book to be known as the property of the asso- 
ciation. The association then adjourned. 

Benediction by Rev. N. M. Hackney. 

Moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 
W. H. Williams, Assistant Secretary 

WEDNESDAY MORNING SESSION 

The association reassembled at the hour appoint- 
ed. Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. N. 
M. Hackney and Rev. J. J. Smith. Opening hymn no. 
407, led by Rev. Smith. Rev. N. M. Hackney read for 
scripture lesson, chapter 12 verses 1 to 16 of Proverbs. 
Invocation by Rev. A. C. Clark. Hymn No. 762 led by 
Rev. Smith. 



The vice moderator in the chair, after some re- 
marks stated we would use twenty minutes in praise 
service. The time seemed to have been very profitably 
and wisely spent. 

After the appointment of the several committees 
by the moderator, Rev. L. H. Hackney read a letter of 
greetings from Rev. S. A. Stanford. Motion carried that 
we receive the greetings of Rev. Stanford. The time 
having arrived for the election of officers motion was 
carried that the moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell be re- 
elected. 

Motion carried that the remainder of the officers 
succeed themselves, viz : Rev. T. J. Edwards, vice-mod- 
erator, Dr. M. W. Brown, treasurer, Dr. L. H. Hackney, 
secretary, W. H. Williams, assistant secty, Rev. S. L. 
McDowell, auditor. 

Motion carried that the secretary, Rev. L. H. Hack- 
ney be paid $40.00 for salary and W. H. Williams, as- 
sistant secty. be paid $10.00 for salary. 

Motion carried that the following ministers con- 
stitute the executive board, viz: Revs. L. H. Hackney, 
Jas. H. Stewart, H. S. Fuller, S. L. McDowell, M. W. 
Brown, and W. C. Williamson. Motion carried that any 
minister holding a regular pastorial charge within the 
bounds of the New Hope Baptist Association shall be 
entitled to all rights and priveleges as any minister be- 
longing to the New Hope association. 

Motion carried that Rev. T. C. Graham be added 
to the Board, motion carried that Revs. N. M. Hackney, 
T. J. Edwards and W. H. Bland be added to the board, 
Motion carried that the following ministers constitute 
a committee to properly word the constitution, viz: 
Revs. L. H. Hackney, J. H. Caldwell, S. L. McDowell 
and T. C. Graham. 

The moderator, with a few fitting words presen- 
ted Dr. J. H. Moore, the state missionary, to deliver an 
address. Dr. Moore came forward, and announced his 

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subject as Pastorial Theology. Among the many 
things he said or suggested was that the pastors should 
read their Bible. Helpful literature and profitable 
news of the press, and also, he should look after his 
health. He further stated we need better pastors, etc. 
His address was enjoyed by all present. The following 
ministers were introduced, Rev. Gregly of the state of 
Maine, (U.S.A.) Rev. J. L. Collins, Durham, N. C, Rev. 
J. T. Haywood, Rev. J. H. Clayton, pastor of the First 
Baptist, Mebane, N. C, and Rev. Ben Neal. Rev. John 
L. Tilley was presented by the moderator to speak in 
the interest of Shaw University. 

Rev. Tilley touched many points of vital interest 
in reference to the fast progress in the industrial and 
educational worlds and tha slow progress of Christiani- 
ty. He asked, "Is religion keeping pace?" The moder- 
ator asked Rev. S. L. McDowell to respond. Rev. Mc- 
Dowell gave a very pleasing response in a humorous 
way. Motion carried that the association give Rev. 
Tilley a vote of thanks and turn over to him Fifty Dol- 
lars ($50.00) for Shaw University, Raleigh, N. C. 

Motion carried that we donate ten dollars ($10) 
to the Union Reformer. Motion carried that a collection 
be taken for Dr. J. H. Moore, state missionary. The 
moderator, assisted by Rev. H. S. Fuller, raised a col- 
lection to the amount of $8.10. Motion carried that 
the amount mentioned be supplimented to the amount 
of $25.00. The association adjourned for recess. 

Moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 
W. H. Williams, Assistant Secretary 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

The association reassembled at the hour appointed 
Devotional exercises were conducted by Revs. Baxter 
Wilson and E. D. Jones. Opening hymn no. 643. Rev. 

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Baxter Wilson read for scripture lesson 37 Psalm. In- 
vocation by Rev. E. D. Jones. Hymn no. 737, "I Love 
Thy Kingdom Lord." 

The treasurer offered his report. Motion carried 
the report of the treasurer be received and adopted. 
Motion carried that the report on topics be received 
and adopted, see report. Motion carried that an ap- 
propriation committee be appointed each year. At 
this point the association was spiritually revived with 
one of the old, sweet melodies, led by Rev. Jas. H. Ste- 
wart. Invocation by Rev. Gregly. Hymn no. 647, "O 
For a Faith That Will Not Shrink." Led by Rev. Wil 
son. Rev. Stewart read for scripture lesson 23rd Psalm. 
The moderator in a few fitting words presented Rev. 
S. L. McDowell. The speaker arose and announced his 
tevt, Haggai, chapter 1, verses 7 and 8. Subject Build- 
er. Among the many things he said, we should go a 
step farther in the great cause of mission, lastly, he 
impressed us with the dawn of a new day. He preach- 
ed a strong, logical, soul-stirring sermon. Invocation 
by Rev. T. H. Strayhorn, followed with collection to 
the amount of $6.79 for the association. The associa- 
tion then adjourned with benediction by Rev. Gregly. 

Moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 
W. H. Williams, Assistant Secretary 

THURSDAY MORNING SESSION 

The association reassembled at the hour appointed. 
Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. T. J. Ed- 
wards and A. C. Clark, following a brief praise service 
the moderator called for the minutes of the previous 
sessions which was read and approved. Then commit- 
tee on Place offered their report. Motion carried that 
the report of the committee on Place be adopted, see 
report, • 

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Committee on Temperance offered their report 
Motio n carried that the report be received and adopt- 
ed, see report. 

Following which the association was entertained 
by the reading of letters by Rev. Jas. H. Stewart. Rev. 
V. T. Williams and Bro. L. E. Lasiter, after which the 
committee on Obituaries offered their report. Motion 
carried we adopt their report, see report. Committee 
on Sermons offered their report, motion carried we 
adopt the report of the committee on Sermons, see re- 
port. Committee on Education offered their report, 
motion carried we adopt the report of the committee on 
Education, see report. Moderator announced the hour 
having arrived for the Doctrinal Sermon as arranged 
by the program by Dr. W. C. Williamson, therefore by 
orders of the moderator, Rev. T. J. Edwards, Dr. M. W. 
Brown and Dr. L. H. Hackney accompanied Dr. Wil- 
liamson. 

We were very sweetly animated with one of the 
old melodies, "Hold to His Hand." Rev. T. J. Edwards 
lined hymn no. 674. Rev. Brown read for scripture les- 
son 23rd Psalm. Invocation by Rev. L. H. Hackney, 
Hymn no. 299, "Come Holy Spirit, etc." Led by Rev. 
Edwards. The moderator arose, and with very fitting 
words indeed, presented Dr. W .C. Williamson of Dur- 
ham, N. C, pastor of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. 

Rev. Williamson arose announced his text, John 
3rd chapter, verse 7. "Marvel not that I said unto thee, 
'ye must be born again." Subject Regeneration. His ser- 
mon was instructive as well as spiritual. 

The believer is dead to sin, alive unto God, regen- 
eration. Bring down a new principal operated by the 
Holy Ghost. Further stated that regeneration was ne- 
cessary. 

He preached a very strong sermon, which was en- 
joyed by all present. At the close of his sermon he fav- 

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ored us with one of his favorite songs, "I'm Happy to 
Know I am a child of the King," The souls of both men 
and women were spiritually animated. Invocation by 
Rev. T. J. Edwards. We then sang "Let Jesus Fix It 
For You." A collection was taken to the amount of 
$20.51 for the association. 

The committee on Finance offered their report, 
motion carried we adopt the report, see report. 

The association adjourned for dinner after bene- 
diction by Dr. M. W. Brown. 

Moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 
W. H. Williams, Assistant Secretary 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

The association reassembled at the hour appointed 
Devotional exercises were conducted by Revs. W. H. 
Bland and C. T. Utley. Opening Hymn 595, led by Rev. 
Utley. Rev. Bland read for scripture lesson the 32nd 
Psalm. Invocation by Deacon C. H. Minor. Hymn 346 
lined by Rev. C. T. Utley. 

Moderator stated he was glad to present to the 
association the speaker in the person of Rev. Jas. H. 
Stewart of New Hill, N. C, who would preach an Edu- 
cational sermon. Rev. Stewart arose, announced his 
text, 2nd Timothy, chapter 2, verse 15; "Study to Show 
thy self approved unto God, a workman that needeth 
not be ashamed. Rightly dividing the word of truth." 
Subject: The Importance of Studymg to meet God's ap- 
proval. 

He impressed upon the audience to study. He 
said education improved things, it improved beast and 
man. He emphasized the fact to begin training in early 
life. Rev. Stewart preached to the delight of all pre- 
sent in a very humorous way. Then we were graced 
by one of Rev. Bland's favorite songs, and collection 
was raised to the amount of $9.00 for Bro. Sanders Al- 

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ston. The appropriation committee read the report in 
reference to the disbursements of Finance, motion car- 
ried to adopt the report of the appropriation committee 
Rev. Geo. Whitted of Hillsboro, N. C. was introduced. 
Motion was carried that we give to the good peo- 
ple of Mt. Sinai Baptist a vote of thanks for their very 
loyal way they have entertained us, a collection was 
raised to the amount of $6.71 for Sister Carrie Hack- 
ney. The association closed with benediction by Rev. 
Stevenson. 

Moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 
W. H. Williams, Assistant Secretary 

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association ad- 
journed to meet with the New Hill Baptist Church on 
Tuesday after the First Sunday in October, 1929, at 
10:00 a.m.. Rev. J. H. Caldwell, moderator of the asso- 
ciation requests all the churches that are in arrears in 
finance to send their money in to the Treasurer, Dr. 
M. W. Brown, Apex, N. C, or L. H. Hackney, Secretary 
at Chapel Hill, N. C. within ninety days from the clo- 
sing of the association at Mt. Sinai, Oct. 8th 1929. All 
committee reports that have not been made be sent 
to the secretary within ninety days. We have had quite 
a profitable association along lines that have met the 
wishes of the people generally and every heart seem- 
ed to enjoy the spiritual feast of the presence of the 
Holy Ghost which met us in each session — God be 
praised. 

Moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell 
Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 
W. H. Williams, Assistant Secretary 



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COMMITTEE REPORTS 

APPENDIX 

We, your committee on Obituaries have carefully examined 
the letters of the association and find that the death angel has 
visited the said named churches: 

New Hill Baptist Church 2 

Bethsaida Church 1 

New Hope 2 

Mt. Moriah 1 

White Oak _ 2 

Mt. Sinai 7 

First Baptist Church, Apex, N. C 3 

Mt. Zion 2 

Terrells Creek 1 

Barbees Chapel 2 

Bassil Creek ... 3 

Mangum's Chapel, Durham, N. C - 2 

White Rock, Durham, N. C 19 

Hickory Grove 2 

Haw River 4 

Mt. Vernon, Durham, N. C 12 

Rock Hill, Markham's Chapel 3 

Total Number Deaths 68 

BRO. C. L. LASSITER 

BRO. L. H. STANFORD 

BRO. DOCK COTTON 

BRO. J. M. PRATT 

BRO. R. J. HERNDON 

REV. W. S. GATTIS 

Committee. 

ON SERMONS 

We, your committee on Sei'mons beg leave to make the re- 
port: Rev. P. E. Green preach the Introductory Sermon, Rev. T. 
J. Edwards, alternate. Missionary Sermon, Rev. G. W. Moore, D. 
D., Rev. H. S. Fuller, alternate. Rev. T. C. Graham, Doctrinal 
Sermon with Rev. W. H. Williams alternate. Rev.J. L. Collins 
the Educational Sermon, alternate Rev. M. A. Merritt. Rev. R. 
Spiller, Temperance Sermon, Rev. James Whitted, alternate. 

BRO. LEE BROWN 
BRO. G. W. WHITAKER 
BRO. C. B. BROWN 
BRO. R. C. ATKINS 

Committee. 

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TIME AND PLACE 

We, your committee on Time and Place wish to make report: 
New Hill Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, Mebane, N. 
C, both put in their petition for next year, 1929. But after re- 
considering this we decided to meet with the New Hill Baptist 
Church on Tuesday after First Sunday in October 1929. Ten o'- 
clock a.m. 

BRO. C. E. CARLTON 

BRO. A. T. FARRINGTON 

BRO. W. H. BURROUGH 

BRO. W. T. BETTS 

BRO. J. M. REEVES 

BRO. C. H. MINOR 

Committee. 

ON TOPICS 

We, your committee take pleasure in making the following 
report: First Topic, "How to Keep Up Church Attendance." First 
speaker Rev. V. T. Williams. Second Topic, "The Scriptural 
Plan of Salvation." Rev. H. H. Harris. 

rev. s. l. Mcdowell, d.d. 

REV. J. H. MOORE, D.D. 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY 
REV. T. C. GRAHAM 
REV. W, H. BLAND 
BRO. L. E. LASITER 

Committee. 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 

Recommendations : 

1. The purchase of a suitable record book for the Treas. 

2. The Finance Committee shall receive and hold all the 
moneys coming through the letters, offerings, etc. 

3. The Finance Committee shall report on Thursday a. m. 
after the offering. 

4. The appropriations shall be made after the Finance Com- 
mittee reports. 

5. Money to aid churches shall be paid by checks made out 
to the churches. 

6. Expenses shall not be paid to members who attend meet- 
ings of the Executive Board. 

7. The 2% of this per capita representation fee shall be 
retained in the Superannuated Ministers Fund. 

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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 

As Baptists, we take a measure of pride in the efforts of our 
fathers to develop an educational system. Much of the credit of 
North Carolina's splendid array of schools is due to these pion- 
eers. 

A few of our secondary schools remain. We ought to urge 
our young people to attend them and see to it that our churches 
send contributions to them. 

Shaw University, as always, claims our full attention. More 
of our high school graduates should find their way to Shaw. Our 
churches should give very largely to this great school which is in 
great need of finances. 

Our ministers should strengthen themselves intellectually to 
meet the demands of this age. More should be found in Shaw's 
theological department and a larger group in the six weeks course 
offered beginning the first of the year. 

REV. T. C. GRAHAM 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY 
REV. JAMES STEWART 
REV. V. T. WILLIAMS 
REV. BAXTER WILSON 

Committee. 



TEMPERANCE 

We, your committee on Temperance beg leave to make the 
following report: Whereas Intemperance is a curse to any peo- 
ple. Whether the use of whisky or anything that has a tendency 
to destroy a Christian life. 

Therefore we recommend: First, that we the ministers of 
this association, having the oversight over the heritageof Christ, 
sound a warning from the sacred rostrum. And, also, by our 
walk before men, that will be constrained to abstain from all in- 
temperance. Let your light so shine before men that they may 
see your good works and be constrained to Glorify your Father 
in Heaven. 

Second: That we urge upon our congregations to lead clean, 
Godly lives by keeping God's Commandments. 

Third: That we ask our presidents of the Women's Home 
Mission Circles to help us in putting over this great program by 
setting an example of temperance themselves by wholesome con- 
versation, for we know that they are the prime factors in shaping 

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the home, from whence cometh men and women who are to fill the 
various positions of life. 

REV. G. W. MOORE, Chmn. 

J. J. SMITH 

E. J. CARRINGTON 

E. L. STEVENSON 

J. J. JONES 

Committee. 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

1928. DR. CR. 

ACCOUNT RENDERED $135.93 

Jan. 29 Union Meetingt at Ebenezer Baptist 

Church, East Durham, N. C 47.26 

$182.19 

DISBURSEMENTS 

" " To covering New Hope Church $21.00 

Jan. 30 To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Secty 6.00 

" " To Sexton of the Church 3.00 

" " To Union Reformer 3.00 

" To L. H. Hackney, treasurer 5.00 

" " Balance paid to Terrell's Church 

Covering Church 13.90 



$51.90 

Apr. 29 BALANCE DUE $131.29 

" " Union meeting at Good Hope Bap- 
tist Church, 82.95 

Am't on hand $214.24 

DISBURSEMENTS 

" " To Sexton of Church 3.00 

" " To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, sect'y 6.00 

" " To Rev. C. H. Bynum, superannuated 

minister New Hope Ass'n 8.00 

To Rev. N. M. Hackney 1.00 

" " To Sundays collection Good Hope Ch. 30.00 

" " To Good Hope School Collection 2.00 

" " To L. Thorp 4.00 

" " To Rev. H. S. Fuller, balance on $25 4.00 



BALANCE ON HAND $153.24 61.00 

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1928 DR. CR. 

ACCOUNT RENDERED $153.24 

Apr. 29 Union meeting at the Terrell's Creek 

Baptist Church 51.20 

AMOUNT ON HAND $204.44 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Sep. 30 To sexton of church '$3.00 

" " To Rev. J. H. Caldwell 6.00 

" " To Union Reformer 3.00 

" " To Sunday's collection to Terrell's 

Creek Baptist Church 21.20 



BALANCE DUE $151.24 53.20 

Aug. 27 To Dr. S. L. McDowell and Rev. H. 

S. Fuller representing New Hope 

Ass'n into the all-baptist Conv'n $27.00 

Sep. 28 To L. H. Hackney, preaching at Rev. 

C. H. Bynum's funeral, Apex, N. C. 10.00 

Dec. 21 To L. H. Hackney, balance on printing 

programs, Mt. Sinai ass'n 2.00 

" " To L. H. Hackney, sickness while in 

Lincoln Hospitl, Durham 25.00 

" " To L. H. Hackney, treasurer 5.00 

30.00 



BALANCE ON HAND $82.24 

Respectfully Submitted, 

L. H. HACKNEY, Treasurer 
Union Meetings 



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INTRODUCTORY SERMON BY REV. J. J. SMITH. 

Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, October 1928. 

Matt. 26:39. He went a little farther and fell on his face. 
Subject: "Go a little farther." There is not a life in the world, 
that would not be better, happier and more useful if they would 
do as Jesus did in this lesson, namely go a little farther. These 
words leads us to a very tender scene in the life of our blessed 
Lord. 

For some days the shadow of the cross had been deepening 
upon his pathway. 

Having come to the world, not to destroy the law, but to ful- 
fill, and as he had kept the law perfectly he desired to keep it 
until the end. For we read in St. Luke 22:15, just a few hours 
prior to this time He had eaten the passover with his disciples, 
and told them that with a desire he had desired to eat this pass- 
over with them before he suffered. After he had eaten the pass- 
over and closing the work he came to do, so far as the law was 
concerned. He took bread and blessed and broke it and gave it 
to His disciples, saying: "This is my body, which is given for you; 
this do in remembrance of me." 

Likewise the cup after supper, saying: "This cup is the new 
testament in my blood, which is shed for you." They had sang 
a hymn and gone to the Mt. of Olives. 

But it was not the end of his journey. He must go a little 
farther. 

It is here He warned his followers of the offence that would 
come upon them that night, but they went on to Gethsemene. 

But didn't tarry there, but went a little farther, even to the 
gate. He said to his deciples, sit here while I go yonder and pray. 
He took Peter, James and John and went a little farther, and be- 
gan to be sorrowful and very heavy, telling them of the sorrow- 
fulness of his soul, even unto death; leaving them to watch He 
went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed to his 
Father that if there could be any way except He drank the bitter 
cup. He didn't stop here in his prayer, but went a little far- 
ther, saying, "Not my will but Thine be done." 

All the time this was going on Judas, one of the twelve was 
in the city arranging to betray him and Jesus knew it. In a short 
time he, with a band of soldiers will come, and his disciples will 
flee from him. He went about a stones throw, but, oh what a 
distance in another sense. They were sleeping, and He was 
agonizing. Their minds full of thrones, and his was full of visions 
of the cross and the thorns. 

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They were to receive salvation, but he was to effect it. 
They were to be blessed, and He was to bleed. 

Yes, He went a little farther. 

It could be walked in a few minutes, but it meant miles of 
distance when measured by the line of spiritual experience. 

I want every one of us to feel the loneliness that those words 
introduce to us. Think of them please. He had left his loved ones 
for the last time, never again to be with them on this side of the 
grave. Soon to be forsaken by his Father. It was a lonely time. 
But He must take a few steps farther. 

And oh brethren, if He had not took another step it wouldn't 
have made our salvation possible. But He went a little farther 
in agony, even to the beginning of the tragedy. Having fulfilled 
the law, He went a little farther in fulfilment of the prophecy. 

It was predicted of him that he was to be a man of sorrow 
and acquainted with grief, Isaih 53:3. 

That was all beginning in his heart when He went a little 
farther. 

Being in great agony He sweated as though it was drops of 
blood falling to the ground. 

It was there He anticipated the cross before He came to it. It 
was there He tasted first the bitter bliss of our woe. In fulfil- 
ment of another prophecy He has laid upon him the iniquity of 
us all. We should not wonder at His heart agonizing as He saw 
the awful flood of guilt that he came to the world to take upon 
himself. The agony of the cross anticipated in the Garden of 
Gethsemane was as trying in a sense as the agony itself. It was 
not on the cross, but in the garden *vhere the strong crying as- 
cended and the hot tears fell. But He went a little farther. He 
trod the wine press alone and of the people, there was none with 
him. Isaih 63 :3. Oh yes, He was alone. It is the loneliness of the 
suffering Savior that is here taking place no ordinary loneliness. 

This was a part of the price of man's redemption. 

Unless Jesus had took that step, that last step, that awful 
step, you and I would have perished forever. 

But He stood firm and moved on into that awful shadow thru 
which the light of heaven did not penetrate and shine, until He 
reached the other side of the cross. But by going a little farther 
He pleased His Father and pulled down the middle wall of parti- 
tion from between God and man and opened up a way of escape 
for us. By going a little farther He became obedient to death 
even death on the cross. Therefore doth my Father love me be- 
cause I lay down my life that I may take it again. John C 10 :v. 17. 

No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I 

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have power to lay it down and I have power to take it again. This 
commandment have I received of my Father. Jno. 10:18. 

We understand from him here that He laid down His life 
voluntarily for our sins, and in order that we might be justified, 
He taken it again, Roman 4:25. 

He didn't stop here, but went a little farther. After He 
rose from the dead and appeared to His diciples ten or eleven 
times. After 40 days, He led them out to Bethany, giving them 
words of comfort. He lifted his voice and blessed them. And 
gave them the great Commission. All power is given unto me, 
in Heaven and in earth, go ye therefore, and preach the Gospel 
to every creature. Mark 15:16. Matthew 28:19-20, Go ye there- 
fore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the 
Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them 
to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded ye, and, lo, 
I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world, Amen. 

He had finished the work He came to do, must go back to 
His Father, a bright cloud overshadowed them, Heaven opened 
and Jesus sat upon the cloud, and went back where he was before. 
All because He went a little farther on that memorial night in 
the Garden of Gethsemane. 

He had told the Apostles to tarry at Jerusalem until they 
received power from on high. 

See Acts 2nd chapter, and when the day of pentecost was 
fully come, they were with one accord in one place. 

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as a rushing 
mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to 
speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance. Acts 
2:1-4. And there were living at Jerusalem, jews, devout men, out 
of every nation under heaven. Acts 2 :5. And they were all amazed 
and were in doubt, saying one to another what meaneth this. They 
could not understand why they could every one hear in their own 
tongue. But the apostles knew that it was because Jesus went 
a little farther. 

But Ah, we seen and hear Peter, though he had been weak 
and had denied his Lord; had been in the hands of satan and sift- 
ed as wheat, but Jesus had prayed for him, that his faith should 
not fail, he was now converted and begotten to a lively hope. Stand 
ing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them. 
"Ye men of Judeae, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this 
known unto you, and hearken to my words, for these are not 
drunk, as ye suppose, but prophecy was being fulfilled. 

He takes the prophecy of Joel, and in the latter days saith, 
"God, I will pour out of my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons 
and your daughters shall prophesy. 

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And in fulfilment of this prophecy, it brings us to the predic- 
tion of David, 2nd Psalm, Why do the heathen rage and the peo- 
ple imagine vain things. 

By His going a little farther, the apostles were able to de- 
fend his blessed gospel. He being delivered by determanate 
counsel and foreknowledge of God. Ye have taken and by wicked 
hands have crucified and slain him. And Peter, then being filled 
wih the Holy Ghost went a little farther, convincing them that 
though Jesus had been crucified, God had raised him up, and made 
him Lord and Christ. And when they heard him speak, without 
fear, and with force and power they were pricked in their hearts 
and asked what shall we do? 

Repent and be baptized for the remission of sins, and ye 
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:37-38. 

And let us as members of this Grand, Historical association 
here take our stand, let not recant, let us go on ever striving to 
go a little farther, teaching transgressors the way of the cross, 
and cause sinners to be converted to him. For if we fail in our 
duty, as God's ministers, it will mean eternal loss. To prove the 
loss incurred by negligence let us take a few examples from God's 
word, and see what happened to men that lived before this age. 

God told King Saul to go and smite the Amalekites, and ut- 
terly destroy all that they had, but slay both man and woman, 
infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. 1st Sam. 15:3-4. 

He went and destroyed a part of them and saved a part of 
them. 

If he had gone a little farther, he would not have lost his 
crown. Sam. 2:15-26. Take the children of Isreal, if they had gone 
a little farther and looked upon the brazen serpent that Moses 
lifted up, God would have healed the poisonous stings of the fiery 
serpents that were destroying them. Take Herod, if he had gone 
a little farther, he would have saved his soul by giving up his 
brother's wife, when John the Baptist told him it was unlawful 
for him to have her. 

Take Agrippa, on hearing Paul's defence of the Gospel, was 
almost persuaded to be a Christian, if he had gone a little farther, 
and accepted Paul's God, he could have spoke out with Paul saying: 
"I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power 
of God unto salvation to every one that believeth." Take Pilate, 
after finding no fault in Jesus, and he standing before Him who 
was the way, the truth, and the life; if he had gone a little farther, 
he might have become a disciple of His, even in the course of his 
trial. But for his office' sake, he yielded to their cries to crucify 
him and delivered a murderer instead. Take the rich ruler, who 

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according to the law was blameless, if he had gone a little farther 
and given up his riches, he would have saved his soul. Oh my 
brethren, listen please, there isn't anything in this world that we 
can surrender worth keep at the price of losing Christ. Go a little 
farther in this great work that prophets, and kings desired to see, 
but died without the sight. Go a litle farher, we are pilgrims and 
srangers on our way to the celestial city and cannot tarry. Go a 
little farther though we meet some who would turn off our course, 
and although we have hardships, trials and tribulations, let this 
be our watchword, "I Will Go A Little Farther." Let us look 
back to the latter sixties and early seventies, when our ancestors 
were emancipated, turned loose in the world without churches, 
schools, without homes, without anything to make them comfort- 
able. If they had stood still and not gone farther, we would not 
have been what we are today. They at once began to look around 
for a place to go and praise God from whom all blessings flow. 
As Isaih predicted to God's messengers as they began to go thru 
the gates, "Prepare the way, gather out the stones for us." I see 
by imagination, old veteran and heralds of the cross as they would 
build brush harbor and preach the Gospel, going from place to 
place telling the love of Jesus, who went a little farther in Geth- 
semene. Because He went a little farther, they went, moved out 
from brush harbors into log houses, still going a little farther. 
As they went, we find other men falling in line with them, who 
were preparing to stand against the wiles of the devil. I speak 
of this old association, led by Revs. Cole, C. L. Hackney, C. D. 
Hackney, then comes Rev. L. H. Hackney, Rev. M. W. Brown, who 
are now living. These great men of God laid this foundation 
whereon we are building. They did all this because Jesus went 
into Gethsemene, condemned by Pilate, crucified by Roman sol- 
diers, laid in Josephs tomb three days, after 40 days went back 
to his Father, and on the day of Pentecost sent the Holy Ghost. 
And now, my dear brethren, I entreat you in the name of Jesus, 
lets go a little farther. Preach Christ who is our rightousness, 
until he shall say, lay aside your Bible and come up higher and 
inherit the kingdom prepared for you. 
May God be with you all. Amen. 



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IN MEMORIAM 

Rev. C. H. Bynum, of Apex, N. C, the oldest minister of the 
New Hope Association has passed from labour to reward. He 
was at least (95) ninety-five years old. Rev. Bynum was one of 
the old founders of the association, who traveled on foot, thru 
the cold, rain, snow and heat to make it possible for the young 
ministry of today. 

Rev. S. A. Stanford, of the Bethsaida Baptist Church, Oaks, 
N. C, has also finished his earthly mission and has gone to try 
the things of another world. Rev. Stanford was one of our ablest 
ministers of the old historic association (New Hope) He gave 
his life to the interest of his people both in the pulpit and the 
school room. He was quite a thinker. We are praying that the 
younger ministry may become contented to the work of the min- 
istry, for God is calling the older ones from the field. The Mas- 
t( wants young men with a burning zeal for his work — God help 
us all to be like the master in bringing men into his kingdom. 
He is our God and we know the Judge of all the earth will do 
right, therefore, we will trust Him to the end of the world. 



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APPROPRIATION COMMITTEE 

To Rev. L. H. Hackney, Clerk's Salary $ 40.00 

Expenses to Lott Carey Conv'n 15.00 

Office Expenses 15.00 

To Rev. J. H. Caldwell 

Representative at Lott Carey Conv'n 15.00 

Expenses to Lott Carey Conv'n 15.00 

To Rev. N. M. Hackney 

Expenses to Board Meeting 2.50 

To Rev. H. S. Fuller 

Expenses to Board Meeting 2.50 

To Rev. Jas. Stewart 

Expenses to Board Meeting 2.50 

Donation to Mt. Sinai B. Church 25.00 

Donation to Mt. Sinai sexton 4.00 

Donation to Rev. C. H. Bynum, Superan. Min. 15.00 

Donation to Rev. M. W. Brown, Superan. Min. 15.00 

Donation to State Convention 25.00 

To Rev. W. H. Williams, ass't secretary 10.00 

To Rev. J. H. Moore, Educ. Sect'y 25.00 

To Shaw University 50.00 

To Union Reformer 10.00 

To Mr. Sanders Alston 9.00 

To Mrs. Carrie Hackney 6.71 

$302.21 
RECEIPTS 

On hand at association $ 96.00 

Oct. 9. Offering $ 7.10 

Oct. 10. Offering 8.10 

Oct. 10. Offering 6.79 

Oct. 11. Offering 20.51 

Church Letters 320.55 

Extra funds .11 

Offering 6.52 

Offering (Sanders Alston) 9.00 r 

Offering (Mrs. C. Hackney 6.71 



Raised at association 385.39 



TOTAL 481.39 

TOTAL PAID OUT 302.21 



BALANCE ON HAND $179.18 

Committee On Appropriation. 

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CONSTITUTION 

1. This Association shall be known as the New Hope Mission- 
ary Baptist Association. 

2. The Association shall meet annually, to be composed of 
ordained ministers belonging to said Association; any member 
belonging to the Association who, by presenting letters from 
their respective churches certifying to their appointment, shall 
be entitled to seats. 

3. The number of delegates from each church shall not ex- 
ceed two. 

4. The letters from the churches shall state the number bap- 
tized and the whole number of members. 

5. The delegates thus chosen shall sit as an advisory council, 
and shall have no power to infringe upon any of the rights of the 
churches. 

6. In its decisions and acts, the church must recognize Christ 
as the only law-giver in Zion; and every individual church is an 
independent body, with executive (but not legislative) powers. 

7. It shall be the duty of the Association, when requested by 
the organized churches, to hear their grievances, give appropriate 
advice, or send committees to aid them in their difficulties. If 
the minority of a church be arraigned by the majority, upon ap- 
plication it shall be entitled to the same consideration. Individ- 
ual application swill not be entertained. 

8. The Assocation shall have the power to withdraw from any 
church that knowingly and wilfully departs from the orthodox 
principles of religion as taught by the Bible and held by regular 
Baptists as the true teaching thereof. 

9. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator and 
Clerk, to be elected by the suffrages of the members present. 

10. This Association shall have a Treasurer, who shall not dis- 
burse any money belonging to the Association unless so ordered 
by the Executive Board. 

11. Baptist churches, upon application for admission into the 
Association, shall be received and their delegates seated if satis- 
factory. 

12. Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any 
annual meeting, two-thirds of the members being present. 

13. This Association shall have a Ministerial Council, com- 
posed of nine ordained ministers belonging to this Association to 
act as Presbyteiy, subject to the right of any church or churches, 
to be called upon request. This Board to examine her applicant 
or applicants for the Gospel Ministry, but the churches have the 

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right to call upon any ordained minister anywhere, in good stand- 
ing, to examine her applicants and ordain them to the Gospel 
Ministry. The Ministerial Council is continued for the purpose 
of serving the churches, by request of the churches. The church- 
es, therefore, have the sole right to name the ministers compos- 
ing the Council so-called. 

14. No Minister shall be ordained without first being qualified 
to read the Scriptures with an understanding and have the gift 
for the ministry. This section shall not be changed except by a 
two-thirds vote of the members present. All applicants for ordi- 
nation for the ministry must make an average of eighty per cent 
(80%) before being entitled to ordination of the Gospel Ministry. 

15. The Association shall require subordinate churches to pay 
six cents (6c) per capita for association purposes, two cents (2c) 
per capita for Missions, and two cents (2c) for Superannuated 
Ministers' Fund. 

16. The Ministerial Board shall prepare an examination upon 
the fundamental principles of education in the English language. 
All applicants must average eighty per cent (80%) on all ques- 
tions asked before being entitled to ordination. 

17. This Association shall meet annually on Tuesday after the 
first Sunday in October and adjourn on Thursday of the same week 



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RULES OF DECORUM 

1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer by 
the Moderator, or by some person at his request. 

2. The names of the delegates shall be enrolled by the Clerk 
and called each day on the assembling of the Association. The 
proceedingings of the previous meeting shall be read before trans- 
acting any business. 

3. All questions before the Association shall be decided by the 
living voice, except when a division is called for, and then by 
rising. 

4. No member shall speak more than once on the same sub- 
ject without permission from the Moderator. 

5. It shall be the duty of members to obtain permission before 
leaving the Association. 

6. When a brother is speaking it shall be considered a breach 
of order for any member to pass between the Moderator and the 
speaker, or to engage in conversation, or in any way to interfere 
with the speaker. 

7. Every member shall rise and address the Moderator and 
confine himself strictly to the subject before the body; address no 
member by any appellation other than brother, and cast no re- 
flection upon any member. 

8. The Moderator shall have the same privilege of speaking 
as any other member, by calling some member temporarily to the 
chair, and when there is a tie he shall cast the deciding vote. 

9. Written queries from the churches or members, or reso- 
lutions shall be read twice, and signed by the originator before 
being received for discussion. 

10. A motion without a second shall not be received. A mover 
may withdraw his motion if the same is done before being voted 
upon. 

11. When a question is under consideration, no motion shall 
be received except to adjourn, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, 
to lay on the table, or amend, which several motions shall have 
precedence in the order they are named. 

12. When a motion has been carried, it shall be in order for 
any member who voted with the majority to move for a reconsid- 
eration on the same day. 

13. All committees shal 1 consist of three members, unless other- 
wise ordered. 

14. The Clerk shall make out a list of the members appointed 

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on each committee, stating the subject to be acted on, and hand 
the same to the chairman as soon as possible. 

15. Should any member violate any of the foregoing Rules of 
Decorum it shall be the duty of the Moderator to call him to 
order. If he fails to do so, any member of the body shall have 
the same privilege. 

APPLICANTS' EXAMINATION FOR THE MINISTRY 
First Examination in Theology. 

1. Repentance and salvation; 2. regeneration and faith; 3. jus- 
tification and prayer; 4. adoption, and why so-called; 5. glorifica- 
tion, and how obtained; 6. the call to the ministry; 7. what is the 
Bible, and who is God; 8. who is the Devil or Satan, and what does 
the Bible say sin is? 9. what does the Bible teach about conver- 
sion? 10. why are Christians baptized? 11. when and where was 
the Lord's Supper instituted, and for what purpose, and who 
should partake of its emblems? 12. wha t should be the true aim 
of every Christian? 13. why should the ministry be educated? 

Second Examination in Science. 

1. Spelling; 2. Reading; 3. Writing; 4. Grammar; 5. Geography; 
6. Arithmetic; 7. United States History; 8. Physiology; 9. General 
questions applicable to the Negro race, as to his suffrage before 
the war and his condition. The young ministers generally seem 
to be interested n th applicants examination, still there seem 
to be some drones among the flock who don't care for study of 
for the salvation of souls. Young ministers, there are two things 
which you must have: a spiritual appetite for the study of God's 
Word, and a craving desire for the salvation of souls to fit them 
for the Kingdom of Heaven. Young men, think upon these things, 
and be wise. The mantle that is now resting upon the shoulders 
of the old veterans of the Crocs will fall upon you, and should 
you not act wisely you will not see them when they are taken 
away. That depends on your whereabouts, etc. 

Applicants for ordination for the ministry must make an aver- 
age of eighty per cent (80%) before being entitled to pass. 

DR. M. W. BROWN, President 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

1. New Hill, N. C 107 $ 5.70 

2. North East Chapel 81 8.10 

3. 1st Baptist, Mebane, N. C 95 9.50 

4. Mt. Moriah, Mebane, N. C 51 5.10 

5. Terrell's Creek 141 14.10 

6. Mt. Sinai 264 26.40 

7. New Bethel, Durham, N. C 146 13.70 .90 

8. New Hope 156 15.60 

9. Beth Saida 36 3.60 

10. White Oak 120 6.80 

11. Mt. Vernon 2684 25.00 

12. 1st Baptist, Apex, N. C 175 17.50 

13. Mt. Zion, Chatham Co 291 22.00 7.10 

14. Barbees Chapel 171 10.19 

15. Bassil Creek 200 11.90 8.10 

16. Markham's Chapel 139 13.90 

17. Rock Hill, Chapel Hill, N. C 269 37.75 

18. Mangum's Chapel 71 6.80 .30 

19. Good Hope 92 3.40 5.80 

20. Mt. Gilead, Orange Co 26 2.60 

21. White Rock, Durham, N. C 1025 25.00 

22. Shiloh, Morrissville, N. C 189 18.90 

23. Haw River 130 13.00 

24. Piney Grove 41 4.10 

25. Hickory Grove 162 16.20 

26. Mt. Zion, Wake Co 181 18.00 

27. Ebenezer, Durham, N. C 

28. Bethany Hill 

29. Mt. Gilead, Durham, N. C 

30. Gethsemene, Durham N. C 



TOTAL AMOUNT $320.50 $37.04 

Report of Committe on Finance. 

BRO. ALEX TINNINE 
BRO. W. H. BLAND 
REV. J. A. WHITTED 
REV. A. C. CLARK 
J. L. JONES 
JESSE HARRIS 

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MINUTES 



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HELD WITH THE 



New Hill Baptist Church 

New Hill, North Carolina 
October 8, 9, 10, 1929 



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OF THE 



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OF THE 



NEW HOPE MISSIONARY 



HELD WITH THE 



New Hill Baptist Church 

New Hill, North Carolina 
October 8, 9, 10, 1929 



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OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Moderator Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. T. J. Edwards, Vice-Mod. ... Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. Jas. H. Stewart, Treasurer New Hill, N. C. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney, Secretary Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. H. Williams, Assistant-Sect'y Durham, N. C. 

Rev. S. L. McDowell, Auditor Durham, N. C. 

MINISTERIAL AND EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Rev. L. H. Hackney...... Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. James H. Stewart New Hill, N. C. 

Rev. S. L. McDowell.... Durham, N. C. 

Rev. M. W. Brown ...Rt. 4, Box 126, Apex, N. C. 

Rev. W. C. Williamson. Durham, N. C. 

Rev. T. C. Graham .' Durham, N. C. 

Rev. N. M. Hackney Morrisville, N. C. 

Rev. T. J. Edwards ... Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Rev. W. H. Bland New Hill, N. C. 

ROLL OF ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell Rev. H. H. Harris 

Rev. T. C. Graham Rev> E- j. Carring-ton 

Rev! G. Vmootb, D.D. Rev ' N ' M Hackney 

Rev. W. H. Bland Re v- P. E. Green 
Rev. S. L. McDowell, D. D. Rev. James A. Whitted 

Rev W. C. Williamson Rev. E. L. Stephenson 

Rev. M. W. Brown Rev. L. H. Hackney, D.D. 

Rev.. Baxter Wilson Rev. J. C. Townsend 

Rev. James H. Stewart Rev. T. J. Edwards 

VISITING MINISTERS 

Rev. W. D. Smith Rev. E. M. Sanders 

D , t p ™ i Rev. G. A. Mials 

Rev. J. E. Tharbs Rev _ j_ E Markg 

Rev. R. H. Johnson Rev. Stokes 

LICENTIATE MINISTERS 

Bro. W. H. Williams Bro. Jas. P. Williamson 

Bro. J. F. Mason 

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ROLL OF DELEGATES 



Bro. Frank R. Thomas 
Bro. J. H. Riggsbee 
Bro. W. E. Edwards 
Bro. J. P. Walden 
Bro. M. E. Jones 
Bro. T. A. Bullocks 
Bro. R. C. Warker 
Bro. D. McAuley 
Bro. Lee Johnson 
Bro. Elix Carel 
Bro. W. F. Fuller 
Bro. W. M. Fuller 



Bro. W. M. Sanford 
Bro. A. H. Clark 
Bro. J. L. Jones 
Bro. Lendo Farrington 
Bro. A. F. Riggsbee 
Bro. W. T. Randolph 
Bro. Charlie Atwater 
Bro. C. L. Lasiter 
Bo. R. M. Edwards 
Bro. T. L. Tharbs 
Bro. Walter Mayo 
Bro. J. F. Mason 
Rev. E. L. Stephenson 



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TUESDAY MORNING SESSION 
New Hill, N. C, October 8, 9, and 10, 1929 

The Ne wHope Missionary Baptist Association met 
in its Fifty-ninth (59) Annual Session with the New 
Hill Baptist Church on the above date. 

Devotionals were conducted by Bro. C. F. Lasiter 
and Early Jones, opening hymn, "I Heard the Voice 
of Jesus say, 'Come unto Me and Rest,' " led by Bro. 
Lasiter. Bro. Jones read for Scripture lesson John, 
Chapter 14, verses 1-10. Invocation by Bro. Lasiter, 
followed with hymn No. 131 (in book used) "Oh for 
a Closer Walk with God, etc." 

Bro. Lasiter arose and expressed himself along 
the line of working out his salvation with Jesus and 
trembling, and being a true witness for God. 

Following which he declared the meeting open 
for testimonies. Many of the brethren expressed their 
heartfelt appreciation to God for the many past favors 
he has graced us with since last we assembled. 

The moderator, Rev. J. H. Caldwell, in the chair. 
After a few remarks stated that the hour having ar- 
rived for the Introductory Sermon by Rev. P. E. Green, 
Rev. W. S. Smith and Rev. Jno. F. Tilley assisting. Rev. 
Smith lined hymn, "Go Preach My Gospel, saith the 
Lord, etc." Rev. Tilley read for Scripture lesson, Rom. 
Chapter 8, verses 1-23. Prayer by Dr. M. W. Brown. 
We sang "Throw Out the Life Line," led by Rev. Smith. 
Rev. Jno. F. Tilley arose with few fitting remarks and 
presented Rev. Green. He announced for his text, Rom. 
Chapter 8, verse 14. "For as many as are lead by the 
Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." Subject: "De- 
vine Sonship." He preached a very fine sermon, it was 
logical, compact, and very fitting for the occasion. 

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Following which we sang "I Love The Lord," led 
by Rev. Tilley. Invocation by Rev. W. D. Smith. Hymn 
"Nearer My God to Thee, etc," led by the moderator. 
Following which he offered thanks to Rev. Green. A 
collection Was raised to the amount of $5.30 for the 
association. 

After the enrollment of the ministers and delegates 
and calling the same, the moderator announced the or- 
der as suggested in the program, the welcome address 
by the Pastor, Dr. G. W. Moore, of Raleigh, N. C. Dr. 
Moore delivered a very pleasing address of which was 
most heartily enjoyed by all present. 

After this Rev. N. M. Hackney responded, motion 
prevailed that all officers and members of the board 
succeed themselves. Following some brief prelimina- 
ries, the association adjourned for dinner. 

Benediction by Rev. P. E. Green. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Moderator. 

L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

W. H. Williams, Assistant-Sect'y. 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

The association reassembled at 2:30 P. M. De- 
votionals were conducter by Revs. Jas. White and H. 
H. Harris. Prayer was offered by Deacon C. L. Lasiter. 
Hymn, "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone and All the 
World go Free ? " Following a brief prayer service, Rev. 
James Whitted of Durham, N. C, Pastor of the Mt. 
Olive Baptist church gave a short spicy talk. The mod- 
erator in the chair following a few brief remarks de- 
clared the house open for business. Motion prevailed 
We follow the program. The vice-moderator, Rev. T. 
J. Edwards stated in keeping with our program we 
will at this time be favored with the moderators ad- 
dress. 

Rev. Caldwell in his own way, delivered a very 
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fine address. It was very timely and suggestive. Mo- 
tion carried we approve the moderators address. 

Rev. James H. Stewart, after a few fitting words of 
commendation, offered a motion that the moderator's 
address be spread upon the minutes. The motion was 
carried. Motion prevailed that Prof. W. C. Craver be 
given space at this time. The moderator in few fitting 
words presented Prof. W. C. Craver, Dean, who came 
to the rostrum and spoke in interest of Shaw University. 
He pictured vividly the spirit of the Founder of the 
Institution. The moderator expressed his approval of 
the appeal of the speaker. Following which, he called 
for the report of the associational Evangelist, in the 
person of Rev. W. C. Williamson, pastor of the Mt. 
Vernon Baptist Church, Durham, N. C. Rev. William- 
son said among other things, The principles of the 
Christian religion is on the go. Souls are being saved 
in great ways. We believe in the method of evangelism. 
The plain, simple method of preaching the gospel of 
our Lord, Jesus Christ. The moderator offered thanks 
to Rev. Williamson. Rev. S. L. McDowell, pastor of 
the White Rock Baptist church, made a financial ap- 
peal for the State convention, and suggested the con- 
tribution be sent direct to the convention. The modera- 
tor offered his report as a representative of the New 
Hope Association to the Lott Carey convention and fur- 
ther said he represented to the amount of $10.00 from 
his own purse. Motion carried, the appropriation com- 
mittee be authorized to pay to the moderator, Rev. J. 
H. Caldwell, the amount of $10.00. The association 
then adjourned. 

Benediction by Rev. E. M. Sanders. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Moderator. 
L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 
W. H. Williams, Assistant-Sect'y. 
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TUESDAY NIGHT SESSION 

The association reassembled at 8 :00 P. M. Devo- 
tionals were conducted by Rev. E. M. Sanders and C. 
T. Utley. Opening Hymn lined by Rev. Utley. Rev. 
Sanders read for Scripture 34 Psalm. Prayer by Rev. 
N. M. Hackney. Rev. Utley lined Hymn No. 119. "He 
Leadeth Me, etc." 

The moderator in the chair declared the house to 
be open for business, and, said as it appears on the pro- 
gram Rev. E. D. Jones were to preach tonight owing to 
the absence, Rev. Utley, his alternate, is present, there- 
fore it fell to his lot to preach. Rev. Utley asked Rev. 
Sanders to preach in his place, which he kindly consent- 
ed to do. Rev. Utley introduced Rev. E. M. Sanders to 
the association. 

Rev. Sanders announced his text Isiaah, chap. 9 ; 
verse 6 ; "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a son is 
given." Subject, the "Wonderfulness of Jesus." 

Among other things he emphasized, the greatness 
of man, he treated his subject from the several points 
as follows: Wonderfulness of Jesus in His birth, in 
childhood, boyhood, baptism, temptations, death, res- 
urection, and in Heaven today. He preached a very in- 
spiring sermon. Invocation by Rev. Utley. We sang 
"What a Wonderful Change has been Wrought in my 
Heart". Led by Dr. G. A. Mials. Following which a 
collection was raised to the amount of $2.05 for the 
association. 

Dr. G. A. Mials, representative of the Union Re- 
former made a short talk in the interest of his work. 
The association then adjourned. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Moderator. 
L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 
W. H. Williams, Assistant-Sect'y. 
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WEDNESDAY MORNING SESSION 

The association reassembled at the hour appointed 
Devotionals were conducted by Rev. James A. Whitted. 
and H. H. Harris. Following many testimonies with a 
very high manifestation of the spirit, the moderator in 
chair called the house to business. Motion prevailed 
that the moderator appoint an appropriating committee 
each year. Topic A, How to keep Church Attendance. 
First speaker, Rev. T. C. Graham, of Durham, N. C. 

Among other things (or in part) he said all mem- 
bers should be loyal to the church and above all else 
be loyal to God. 2nd, The pastor should come to his 
people with a real message, etc. Rev. Graham brought 
to our minds many thoughts of vital interest. Modera- 
tor after a few brief remarks offered thanks to Rev. 
Graham. 

Owing to some unavoidable business, the secretary 
being late, the minutes were deffered. The moderator 
at this time called for the roll of minutes and delegates 
and the minutes of the last session. The roll was called 
and the minutes of the last sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

The following visitors were introduced, viz : Mrs. 
Ida Utley, Rev. J. H. Stokes, Rev. E. M. Sanders, Rev. 
J. E. Marks, and Bro. S. N. Noble. 

The ministers and delegates arose on their feet as 
a manifestation of their appreciation toward the visi- 
tors. Each of them made short talks and inspirational 
remarks. The moderator after having expressed words 
of appreciation to the visitors stated that we will at this 
time give Dr. G. A. Mials space to come before us in 
the interest of his work. Dr. Mials came forward and 
spoke in the interest of the Union Reformer, our Bap- 
tist organ. 

Following which a collection was taken to the 
amount of $4.10 for the Union Reformer. After some 

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brief remarks by the moderator the association adjourn- 
ed for dinner. Quite an interesting session graced with 
the presence of the Holy Spirit of which we all great- 
ly enjoyed. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Moderator. 

L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

W. H. Williams, Assistant-Sect'y. 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

The association reassembled at the hour appointed 
Devotions were conducted by Rev. J. E. Marks and Rev. 
J. H. Clanton. Rev. Marks read for Scripture lesson the 
90 Psalm. Prayer by Rev. Clanton. The moderator in 
the chair declared the house open for business, and 
further stated as suggested by the program, a mission- 
ary sermon by Rev. G. W. Moore, D.D., of Raleigh, N. 
C, assisted by Rev. J. E. Marks and Rev. J. H. Clanton. 

Dr. Moore arose and stated that the committee as- 
signed and the association approved it, that he would 
preach the missionary sermon, but owing to his illness, 
he asked Rev. Stokes to preach i nhis stead, of which he 
kindly consented to do. Following which he introduced 
Rev. Stokes to the association as a student, a real gos- 
pel preacher of Shaw University. 

Rev. Stokes announced his text as Matt, chapter 28 
verse 19; "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations." The 
divisions of his sermon were as follows: 1st, what we 
should teach, 2nd, whom should we love. 

Jesus wants us to teach men to love God, and teach 
and preach on earth, even in our homes. 

He preached a splendid sermon which was enjoyed 
by all present. Following we sang one of the old 
spirituals, led by the moderator. Invocation by Dr. G. 
A. Mials. Following we sang, "I am Ready to Go." Led 
by Rev. W. H. Bland. The Rev. W. M. Hooper of San- 
ford, N. C, was introduced to the association. Following 

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rome brief remarks by Hooper we sang "Bring Forth the 
Royal Diadem" led by the moderator, i^fter which a 
collection was taken to the amount of $10.55 for the 
association by Rev. H. H. Harris and Bro. S. N. Noble. 

Motion prevailed the moderator be the represen- 
tative or delegate to the State convention with $20.00 
as a representative fee. The moderator called for the 
treasurers report. The treasurer, Dr. M. W. Brown, 
came forward and made his report. Motion prevailed 
we adopt his report. See report. Dr. Brown having 
been duly elected but on condition of his feebleness, he 
offered his resignation, motion carried we accept his 
resignation, and donate to him $41.93 for his faithful- 
ness and loyalty. Motion carrie dwe supplement $10.90 
to the amount of $4.10 making a total of $15.00 for the 
Union Reformer. 

Motion prevailed we donate to First Baptist church 
at Apex $25.00. Motion carried that Dr. M. W. Brown 
be an honorary moderator of the New Hope Baptist As- 
sociation. 

Motion prevailed that Rev. T. J. Edwards be the 
reporter to the Union Reformer, our Baptist state organ 
paper, through which, we, as Baptists can communicate 
with one another. The brethren of the association and 
churches are requested to subscribe and pay for the 
paper, printed in Raleigh, N. C. Address Rev. G. A. 
Mials, state agent. 

Motion carried that we give to Rev. Stokes, a wor- 
thy student of Shaw University $5.00 Rev. Stokes of- 
fered thanks to the association for the contribution. 

The association then adjourned. Benediction by 
Dr. L. H. Hackney. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Moderator. 

L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

W. H. Williams, Assistant-Sect'y. 

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT SESSION 

The association opened at 8:00 P. M. Devotionals 
were conducted by Rev. E. L. Stephenson and Rev. N. 
M. Hackney. After a brief praise service the moderator 
in the chair called the house to business, and following 
a short selection, the moderator presented Rev. J. A. 
Whitted of Durham, N. C, to preach a temperance ser- 
mon. Rev. Whitted arose and announced his text 1 Cor. 
chapter 9, verse 25, "And every man that striveth for 
the mastery is temperate in all things." subject Stop. 
He placed special emphasis on dancing, and other par- 
lor room amusements and strongly urged temperance 
in all things. Rev. Whitted preached a splendid sermon. 
Invocation by Rev. W. H. Bland. Song, "The Half has 
Never Been Told," led by Rev. James Stewart. The 
moderator expressed his personal approval and also for 
the association and more over he asked Deacons E. W. 
Warker and W. T. Randolph to take collection, which 
they did to the amount of $2.00 for the association. 
Following the moderator made some announcements. 

Rev. L. H. Hackney arose and expressed his appro- 
val for the very fine sermon of which Rev. Whitted 
preached. 

The association closed with benediction by Rev. 
E. L. Stephenson. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Moderator. 

L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

W. H. Williams, Assistant-Sect'y. 

THURSDAY MORNING SESSION 

The association reassembled at the hour appointed. 
Devotionals were conducted by Rev. W. H. Bland and 
Rev. N. M. Hackney. Following brief praise services, 
the moderator in the chair called the house to business, 
following a brief discussion of the letters sent from the 
various churches to the association. A motion prevailed 

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that the secretary send the letters to the churches not 
later than March, and all church clerks are asked to 
be as accurate as possible. Moderator called for the re- 
ports of the various committees. Committee on Topics 
offered their report, motion carried we adopt their re- 
port. See report. Committee on sermons offered their 
report. See report. Motion carried we adopt their report 
Committee on place offered their report, but owing to 
the fact that four other churches or their representa- 
tives plead so very hard the moderator ruled that 
the association would take the matter up, and relieve 
the committee of the duty imposed on them. After hear- 
ing from the following churches through their repre- 
sentatives, viz : Mt. Zion, Chatham, Haw River, Bassill 
Creek, First Baptist, Mebane, N. C, and New Hope. 
Each church was voted upon, hence New Hope received 
the highest vote, therefore the association unanimously 
voted to go to New Hope next year in 1930. Following 
which Deacon C. L. Lasiter sang one of the old spirituals 

Rev. T. C. Graham accompanied with Rev. T. J. 
Edwards, Dr. L. H. Hackney and Dr. M. W. Brown, Rev. 
Hackney read for Scripture lesson, 1st Peter, chapter 
1, verses 1-16. Prayer by Rev. T. J. Edwards. Hymn 
No. 149, "God Moves in a Mysterious Way" led by Rev. 
T. J. Edwards. The moderator in few fitting words pre- 
sented Rev. Graham, of Durham, N. C, to preach a doc- 
trinal sermon. 

Rev. Graham took for his text 1st Peter, chapter 
1, verses 15, 16. ''But as He which hath called you is 
holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.". Be- 
cause it is written, "Be ye Holy ; for I am Holy. Subject : 
Sanctification. He divided his sermon in the following 
elements, 1st to grow daily in grace and knowledge is 
a pressing duty, 2nd The church services afford the 
Believer a great enjoyment of sanctification. 3rd, The 
Believer is being sanctified. Rev. Graham preached a 
very strong Doctrinal sermon. Following which we sang 
hymn led by Bro Randolph, prayer by Dr. M. W. Brown 

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lAfter the moderator arose and spoke the sentiment of 
the entire association in appreciation to the sermon 
preached by Rev. Graham. The following visitors were 
introduced viz : Rev. J. R. F. Funderrock, pastor of A. 
M. E. Zoin church, Siler City, N. C, Rev. A. P. Forster, 
Liberty, N. C, Bro. L. L. Statson of Sanford, N. C, and 
Rev. A. F. McCleave of Liberty, N. C. The association 
received the introduction of the visitors in a very pleas- 
ing sense of appreciation. All of them expressed their 
gratitude in having the occasion to visit us. Motion pre- 
vailed that Dr. G. W. Moore of Raleigh, N. C.,be a 
member of the ministerial and executive Board. Fol- 
lowing which a collection was taken to the amount of 
$9.05 for the association. 

The association closed for dinner. Benediction by 
Rev. J. R. Funderrock. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Moderator. 

L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

W. H. Williams, Assistant-Sect'y. 

THURSDAY AFTERNOON SESSION 

The association opened at 2 :30 P. M. Opening 
hymn by Rev. W. H. Bland. Rev. Baxter Wilson read 
for Scripture lesson, John, chapter 2, verses 1-11. Pray- 
er by Bro. W. J. Betts, song led by Rev. Bland. Moder- 
ator in the chair called the house to business. A mo- 
tion prevailed that we omit the calling of the roll and 
the reading of the minutes. Motion carried that Rev. 
T. J. Edwards accompany Rev. Caldwell as delegate to 
the State convention. 

A motion prevailed that the association will give 
each member of Board present, $2.00 per day when in 
session. Committee on finance offered their report. Mo- 
tion carried we adopt their report. See report. Commit- 
tee on Obituary offered their report. Motion carried we 
adopt their report. Se ereport. And a suitable selection 
be sung in respect to those who have departed of this 

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life and gone to their eternal rest. Following an appro- 
priate hymn, prayer was offered by Deacon C. L. Lasiter 
As motion prevailed we compensate the sexton, Rev. 
J. A. Whitted arose and expressed his personal grati- 
tude to the good people for the very generous way in 
which he was cared for following which a motion pre- 
vailed that we tender a vote of thanks to the New Hill 
churc hand pastor, Rev. G. W. Moore, D.D. and friends 
for the very elaborate and pleasing manner in which 
they have cared for us. A motion prevailed that Rev. 
Jas. H. Stewart of New Hill, N. C, be the Treasurer 
of the New Hope Baptist association. Committee on 
appropriations offered their report. Motion carried 
we adopt their report. (See report.) 

After some preliminary remarks the association 
closed with an appropriate song, hence the venerable 
and much beloved Dr. M. W. Brown, of Apex, N. C, 
asked God's rich benediction upon us. 

Meet with the New Hope Missionary Baptist 
Church on Tuesday after the First Sunday in Oct. 1930. 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Moderator. 

L. H. Hackney, Secretary. 

W. H. Williams, Assistant-Sect'y. 



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Report of Committee on Finance on Churches 

1 Good Hope $ 3.30 $ .60 

2 First Baptist, Mebane, N. C 7.50 

3 White Oak 8.00 9.60 

4 Mt. Moriah,Mebane, N. C 4.70 

5 Mt. Sinai 27.70 

6 North East Chapel 7.80 

7 Bethsaida , 3.90 

8 Haw River 13.60 

9 Mt. Zion, Chatham County 24.00 4.30 

10 Barbee's Chapel Church 10.00 7.00 

11 First Baptist, Apex, N. C 19.40 

12 • White Rock, Durham, N. C 25.00 

13 New Bethel, W. Durham, N. C 6.50 10.00 

14 Shiloh Baptist Church 18.00 

15 Terrell's Creek 15.70 

16 Bassil Creek 11.90 8.10 

17 Hickory Grove 8.00 9.00 

18 New Hope Baptist Church 16.00 

19 Mt. Gilead, Durham, N. C 10.00 

20 New Hill First Baptist 6.40 2.20 

21 Mt. Zion, Wake County 10.00 8.40 

22 Mt. Vernon, Durham, N. C 25.00 

23 Markham's Chapel Church 14.40 

24 Rock Hill First Baptist, Durham, N. C 16.92 10.98 

We, your committee on Finance submit 

the following report. We have looked over 

the letters and find we have Three Hundred 

and Nine Dollars and Six cents in bank and $309.06 

public collections Thirty One Dollars and 

five cents 31.05 

TOTAL (aggregate) AMOUNT $340.11 



Total Balance Due $69.58 

BRO. A. TINNINE 
BRO. R. C. WALKER 
BRO. W. T. FULLER 
BRO. J. H. RIGGSBEE 
REV. JAMES WHITTED Committee 
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COMMITTEE REPORTS 

APPENDIX 
We, your Committee on Obituaries beg leave to make the 
following report: 

M't. Zion, Wake County 1 

Bethsaida 3 

New Bethel Church 4 

Bassil Creek r - 3 

Barbee's Chapel 3 

Shiloh 4 

M't. Vernon Church ....17 

New Hill First Baptist Church 2 

North East Chapel 1 

Terrell's Creek 1 

Markham's Chapel 2 

Mt. Sinai 7 

Hickory Grove 3 

Haw River Church 1 

White Oak Church 3 

Mt. Zion Church 4 

New Hope Church 3 

First Baptist Church, Apex 7 

Mt. Moriah 1 

Total Number of Deaths 70 

BRO. J. C. WALKER 
BRO. M. E. JONES 
BRO. T. A. BULLOCK 
BRO. LEE JOHNSON 
BRO. G. L. CONNELL 
BRO. R. M. EDWARDS 

Committee 

COMMITTEE ON TOPICS 

We, your committee on Topics beg leave to make the fol- 
lowing report: 

(A) Home Mission. (B) Foreign Mission. (C) Education. 
(D) Sunday School. (E) Same Evangelism. (F) The church and 

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denominational. (G) Developing our State Properly. (H) The 
Churchs' Responsibility for an Efficient Ministry, Financing the 
Church, Spiritual Condition of the Delegates. 

REV. G. W. MOORE 

REV. T. C. GRAHAM 

REV. W. H. BLAND 

REV. N. M. HACKNEY 

rev. s. l. Mcdowell 

Committee 

COMMITTEE ON SERMONS 

We, your committee on Sermons beg leave to make the fol- 
lowing report: 

Introductory sermon preached by Rev. W. H. Bland (Tues- 
day) . Alternate Rev. C. J. Carrington. Wednesday Missionary 
sermon by Rev. J. J. Smith, alternate Rev. Baxter Wilson, Thurs- 
day Doctrinal sermon by Rev. James Stuart, alternate Rev. E. D. 
Jones. Educational sermon by Rev. T. C. Graham, alternate Rev. 
G. W. Moore, D.D. Temperance sermon by Rev. J. H. Caldwell, 
alternate Rev. H. S. Fuller. 

BRO. A. F. RIGGSBEE 

BRO. W. M. FULLER 

BRO. N. J. BETTS 

BRO. R. L. FARRINGTON 
Committee 

COMMITTEE ON TIME AND PLACE 

We, your committee on Time and Place submit the following 
report: 

We recommend the next meeting of the New Hope Associa- 
tion to meet with the Haw River Baptist Church on Tuesday be- 
fore the Second Sunday in October 1930. 

The association received, but did not adopt the committees 
report. The house voted to meet in the annual sitting of the New 
Hope Baptist Association on Tuesday after the First Sunday in 
October 1930. With the New Hope Baptist Church, 8 miles west 
of Morrisville, N. C. 

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BRO. D. McAULEY 
BRO. CHARLIE ATWATER 
BRO. F. S. THOMAS 
BRO. W. E. EDWARDS 

Committee 

RESOLUTIONS 

Motion prevailed that a vote of thanks be tendered to New 
Hill Baptist Church and the Pastor, Rev. G. W. Moore, D. D. 
Raleigh, N. C, for the generous way we were cared for, viz: 
The good things they served were chicken three times a day, 
morning, noon and late afternoon. And the pleasing way the 
Sainted Sisters cared for us in their homes, and, in fact, we have 
had a wonderful time since being here with these people in this 
community. The very atmosphere in and around New Hill is 
fine to breathe. Hope to be here again soon. 

REV. J. A. WiHITTED, 
Durham, N. C. 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 

I have carefully examined the Treasurer, Dr. M. W. Brown's 
report, and find that he has made an excellent Treasurer and ser- 
vant for the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association for more 
than thirty years and also find the books in fairly good shape for 
an aged minister in declining years of his condition. Therefore 
I recommend to the association that this body, on the account of 
his many years of faithfulness and loyalty, give or donate to Dr. 
M. W. Brown the amount of $41.93. 

The association received and adopted unanimously the report 
and recommendation of the auditor. Upon the adoption of this 
report Dr. M. W. Brown offered his resignation as treasurer of 
the New Hope Association. Many of the Brethren expressed their 
love and great confidence in the loyalty of Dr. Brown and hope 
for him many years of usefulness in which to live as a great light 
for younger ministers to pattern. Younger men might get busy 
and thus make their mark for the Master. 
Yours for Heaven, 

DR. S. L. McDOWELL, Auditor. 
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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 

As Baptists, we take a measure of pride in the efforts of our 
fathers to develop an educational system. Much of the credit of 
North Carolina's splendid array of schools is due to these pion- 
eers. 

A few of our secondary schools remain. We ought to urge 
our young people to attend them and see to it that our churches 
send contributions to them. 

Shaw University, as always, claims our full attention. More 
of our high school graduates should find their way to Shaw. Our 
churches should give very largely to this great school which is in 
great need of finances. 

Our ministers should strengthen themselves intellectually to 
meet the demands of this age. More should be found in Shaw's 
theological department and a larger group in the six weeks course 
offered beginning the first of the year. 
REV. T. C. GRAHAM 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY 
REV. JAMES STEWART 
REV. V. T. WILLIAMS 
REV. BAXTER WILSON 
Committee 

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE 

We, your committee on Temperance beg leave to make the 
following report: Whereas Intemperance is a curse to any peo- 
ple. Whether the use of whiskey or anything that has a tendency 
to destroy a christian life. 

Therefore we recommend: First, that we the ministers of 
this association, having the oversight over the heritage of Christ, 
sound a warning from the sacred rostrum. And, also, by our 
walk before men, that will be constrained to abstain from all in- 
temperance. Let your light so shine before men that they may 
see your good works and be constrained to Glorify your Father 
in Heaven. 

Second: That we urge upon our congregations to lead clean, 
Godly lives by keeping God's Commandments. 

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Thrid: That we ask our presidents of the Women's Home 
Mission Circles to help us in putting over this great program by 
setting an example of temperance themselves by wholesome con- 
versation, for we know that they are the prime factors in shaping 
the home, from whence cometh men and women who are to fill the 
various positions of life. 

REV. G. W. MOORE, Chmn. 

J. J. SMITH 

E. J. CARRINGTON 

E. L. STEVENS 

J. J. JONES 

Committee 



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CONSTITUTION 

1. This Associa'.ion shall be known as the New Hope Mission- 
ary Baptist Association. 

2. The Association shall meet annually, to be composed of 
ordained ministers belonging to said Association; and members 
belonging to the Association, who, by presenting letters from 
their respective churches certifying to their appointments, shall 
be entitled to seats. 

3. The number of delegates from each church shall not ex- 
ceed two. 

4. The letters from their churches shall stae the number 
baptized and the whole number of members. 

5. The delegates thus chosen shall sit as an advisory council, 
and shall have no power to infringe upon any of the rights of the 
churches. 

6. In its decisions and acts, the church must recognize Christ 
as the only law-giver in Zion; and every individual church is an 
independent body, with executive (but not legislative) powers. 

7. It shall be the duty of the Association, when requested by 
the organized churches, to hear their grievances, give appropriate 
advice, or send committees to aid them in their difficulties. If 
the minority of a church be arraigned by the majority, upon ap- 
plication it shall be entitled to the same consideration. Individu- 
al application shall not be entertained. 

8. The Association shall have the power to withdraw from 
any church that knowingly and wilfully departs from the ortho- 
dox principles of religion as taught by the Bible and held by reg- 
ular Baptisls as the true teaching thereof. 

9. The officers of the Association shall be a Moderator and 
Clerk, to be elected by the suffrages of the members present. 

10. This Association shall have a Treasurer, who shall not 
disburse any money belonging to the Association unless so or- 
dered by the Executive Board. 

11. Baptist churches, upon application for admission into the 
Association, shall be received and their delegates seated if satis- 
factory. 

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12 Amendments to this Constitution may be made at any 
annual meeting, two-thirds of the members being present. 

13. This Association shall have a Ministerial Council, com- 
posed of nine ordained ministers belonging to this Association to 
act as Presbytery, subject to the right of any church or churches 
to be called upon request. This Board to examine her applicant 
or applicants for the Gospel Ministry, but the churches have the 
right to call upon any ordained minister anywhere, in good stand- 
ing, to examine her applicants and ordain them to the Gospel 
Ministry. The Ministerial Council is continued for the purpose 
of serving the churches, by request of the churches. The church- 
es, therefore, have the sole right to name the ministers compos- 
ing the Council so-called. 

14. No Minister shall be ordained without first being qualified 
to read the Scriptures with an understanding and have the gift 
for the ministry. This section shall not be changed except by a 
two-thirds vote of the members present. All applicants for ordi- 
nation for the ministry must make an average of eighty per cent 
(80%) before being entitled to ordination of the Gospel Ministry. 

15. The Association shall require subordinate churches to pay 
six cents (6c) per capita for association purposes, two cents (2c) 
per capita for Missions, and two cents (2c) for Superannuated 
Ministers' Fund. 

16. The Ministerial Board shall prepare an examination upon 
the fundamental principles of education in the English language. 
All applicants must average eighty per cent (80%) on all ques- 
tions asked before being entitled to ordination. 

17. This Association shall meet annually on Tuesday after the 
first Sunday in October and adjourn on Thursday of the same 
week. 



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RULES OF DECORUM 

1. This Association shall be opened and closed with prayer 
by the Moderator or by some person at his request. 

2. The names of the delegates shall be enrolled by the Clerk 
and called each day on the assembling of the Association. The 
proceedings of the previous meeting shall be read before trans- 
acting any business. 

3. All questions before the Association shall be decided by the 
living voice, except when a division is called for, and then by 
rising. 

4. No member shall speak more than once on the same sub- 
ject without permission from the Moderator. 

5. It shall be the duty of members to obtain permission before 
leaving the Association. 

6. When a brother is speaking it shall be considered a breach 
of order for any member to pass between the Moderator and the 
speaker, or to engage in conversation, or in any way to interfere 
with the speaker. 

7. Every member shall rise and address the Moderator and 
confine himself strictly to the subject before the body; address no 
member by any appellation other than brother, and cast no re- 
flection upon any member. 

8. The Moderator shall have the same privilege o fspeaking 
as any other member, by calling some member temporarily to the 
chair, and when there is a tie he shall cast the deciding vote. 

9. Written queries from the churches or members, or reso- 
lutions shall be read twice, and signed by the originator* before 
being reeceived for discussion. 

10. A motion without a second shall not be received. A mover 
may withdraw his motion if the same is done before being voted 
upon. 

11. When a question is under consideration, no motion shall 
be received except to adjourn, to postpone indefinitely, to commit, 
to lay on the table, or amend, which several motions shall have 
precedence in the order they are named. 

12. When a motion has been carried, it shall be in order for 
any member who voted with the majority to move for a reconsid- 
eration on the same day. 

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13. All committees shall consist of three members, unless 
otherwise ordered. 

14. The Clerk shall make out a list of the members appointed 
on each committee, stating the subject to be acteed on, and hand 
the same to the chairman as soon as possible. 

15. Should any member violate any of the foregoing Rules of 
Decorum, it shall be the duty of the Moderator to call him to 
order. If he fails to do so, any member of the body shall have 
the same privilege. 



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APPLICANTS' EXAMINATION FOR THE MINISTRY 
First — Examination in Theology. 

1. Repentance and salvation; 2. Regeneration and faith; 3. Jus- 
tification and prayer; 4. Adoption, and why so-called; 5. Glorifica- 
tion, and how obtained; 6. The call to the ministry; 7. What is the 
Bible, and who is God? 8. Who is the Devil or Satan, and what does 
the Bible say sin is? 9. What does the Bible teach about conver- 
sion? 10. Why are Christians baptized? 11. When and where was 
the Lord's Supper instituted, and for what purpose, and who 
should partake of its emblems? 12. What should be the true aim 
of every Christian? 13. Why should the ministry be educated? 

Second — Examination in Science. 

1. Spelling; 2. Reading; 3. Writing; 4. Grammar; 5. Geography; 
6. Arithmetic; 7. United States History; 8. Physiology; 9. General 
questions applicable to the Negro race, as to his suffrage before 
the war and his condition. The young ministers generally seem 
to be interested in the applicants examination, still there seem 
to be some drones among the flock who don't care for study of 
the salvation of souls. Young ministers, there are two things 
which you must have; a spiritual appetite for the study of God's 
Word, and a craving desire for the salvation of souls to fit them 
for the Kingdom of Heaven. Young men, think upon these things, 
and be wise. The mantle that is now resting upon the shoulders 
of the old veterans of the Cross will fall upon you, and should 
you not act wisely you will not see them when they are taken 
away. That depends on your whereabouts, etc. 

Applicants f orordination for the ministry must make an aver- 
age of eighty per cent (80%) before being entitled to pass. 
DR. M. W. BROWN, President 
REV. L. H. HACKNEY, Secretary. 



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REPORT OF UNION MEETING TREASURER 
From March 1, 1929 to May 1930. 

1928 
Dec. 21. ACCOUNT RENDERED _ $ 82.24 

1929. 
Mar.27. U'n Meeting, Barbees Chapel 36.00 



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DISBURSEMENTS 

To Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Secty 

Sexton of Barbee's Chapel 

Rev. Carrington, Pastor Mt. Moriah.... 

Union Reformer, Paper 

Sunday's collection for church 



16.60 



Amount 120.24 

Balance on Hand 82.14 

U'n Meeting 1st Bap. Apex, N. C 54.84 

Amount on Hand 136.98 

DISBURSEMENTS 

To SexLon of church 

Rev. J. H. Caldwell, Secty 

Rev. N. M. Hackney, Moderator 

Rev. E. J. Carrington 

Hickory Grove Church 

Programs '. \. 

First Baptist Church, Apex 



Balance on Hand 74.98 

U'n Meeting, Markham's Chapel 39.35 

Sunday's Collection M'hms Chapel .... 29.10 



Amount 143.43 

DISBURSEMENTS 

To Markhams Chapel church 

Sexton of Church 

Rev. J. H.' Caldwell, Secty _. 

Programs 

Rev. E. J. Carrington, Pa't Mt. Moriah 

New Hope Church 

G. W. Moore, D.D., Raleigh 

Rev. N. M. Hackney, Moderator 

Bro. John Jones, Rev. H. C. Jones 

youngest son (minister) 

L. H. Hackney, Treasurer 

Amount paid out 



F 6.00 

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16.60 

38.10 



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$90.10 



BALANCE ON HAND $ 53.33 

L. H. HACKNEY, Treasurer. 
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